Community Organizing in Texas

Community Organizing in Texas, Organizing in RGV, Pharr, Las Milpas, Colonias

Valley Interfaith Organizes Colonias Residents to Get Voices Heard

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
The Monitor

Valley Interfaith leader Eddie Anaya, first organized a forum in Las Milpas to identify the concerns of colonia 

Valley Interfaith

Community Organizing in Texas, Organizing in RGV, McAllen, Benzene, TCEQ, Environment

Valley Interfaith Investigates Benzene Plume Near Congregation

Thursday, July 17, 2014
Valley Interfaith

Valley Interfaith, in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, is drawing a connection between stories of cancer-related deaths, three gas stations and a benzene plume moving through a neighborhood blocks from St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in McAllen...

Valley Interfaith

Community Organizing in Dallas, Community Organizing in Texas, Immigration, Wage Theft, Welcoming the Stranger

500 Dallas Area Interfaith Leaders Launch Immigration Campaign

Thursday, June 19, 2014
Dallas Morning News & FOX News

Pouring into Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, DAI leaders gathered to hear stories of family separation, wage theft, lack of water breaks and undignified apartment conditions.

Dallas Area Interfaith

Capital IDEA-Houston, Workforce Development, Economic Development, TMO, Liz Valdez, Community Organizing in Houston, Community Organizing in Texas

TMO Leverages Additional Half Million for Job Training in Houston

Thursday, June 19, 2014
The Houston Chronicle

Less than a month after Capital IDEA Houston won a Texas Innovative Adult Career Education (ACE) grant, TMO leaders asked the City of Houston to invest local dollars.  The Council responded, with an additional $500K for Capital IDEA-Houston. 

TMO

Living Wage, Economic Development, Community Organizing in Texas, community organizing in Austin, AISD, Jacob Cortes

Austin Interfaith Wins Living Wage Vote on School Construction

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Austin American Statesman

Close to midnight, Austin Interfaith leaders prevailed upon AISD school board member to support a resolution pegging construction worker wages to federal Davis Bacon prevailing wage standards.  

Austin Interfaith

Workforce Development, Economic Development, Texas IAF, Community Organizing in Texas, EPISO, Border Interfaith

ARRIBA Celebrates 1,000th Grad & ACE Award of Half Million

Thursday, May 22, 2014
El Paso Times

The same week Project ARRIBA celebrated its one thousandth graduate from its workforce development program, leaders celebrated the announcement that it had won $500,000 to expand access to training to 300 more individuals in El Paso...

EPISO

Affordable Housing, Section 8 Discrimination, community organizing in Austin, Community Organizing in Texas, Jacob Cortes

Austin Interfaith Clergy Defends Section 8 Voucher Users

Monday, April 21, 2014
KVUE-ABC & Austin American Statesman

At a press conference held at City Hall, clergy and lay leaders called on the Austin City Council to support a Holy Day resolution designed to protect Secion 8 voucher users from outright discrimination by landlords...

Austin Interfaith

Community Organizing in Texas, Texas IAF, Community Organizing in Houston, Bishop Fiorenza, Liz Valdez, Fr. Chris Plant

Archbishop Fiorenza Cheers Church's Work with TMO for Schools

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Houston Chronicle

"I want to ...congratulate parishioners of Divina Providencia Church, its pastor, Father Chris Plant, the parents of the children, and Neighbors in Action for working with The Metropolitan Organization (TMO) to keep Port Houston open.

TMO

Economic Development, Labor Market Intermediary, living wages, Community Organizing in Texas, San Antonio, Rackspace

Project Quest Partners with Rackspace for Cloud Academy

Friday, September 6, 2013
San Antonio Express News

Project Quest, a local jobs training program established in 1992, has partnered with San Antonio-based Rackspace to recruit individuals interested in enrolling in Rackspace's Open Cloud Academy. There have already been 17 Project Quest students enrolled in the Cloud Academy, and Quest is seeking city funding to expand participation by its clients....

Cops/ Metro Alliance

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