Texas IAF

Austin Interfaith, Texas IAF, community organizing in Austin, Job Training

Austin Interfaith Launches Jobs Training Program for Teens

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Austin American Statesman & Community Impact

Austin Interfaith and Austin Independent School District (AISD) jointly announced the launch of a high school job training program targeted at students from three local high schools: Travis, Crockett and Lanier.

 

Austin Interfaith

living wages, Community Organizing in San Antonio, Texas IAF

COPS / Metro Fights for Higher City Worker Wages at Budget Session

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
San Antonio Express-News & KSAT 12

The tone at most of San Antonio's big City Council budget goal-setting sessions historically may have been positive, but that tone shifted notably at a most recent session.

COPS / Metro leader Robert Cruz, pointedly asked the city’s budget director what the city intends to do with the $24 million in revenue it received in excess of forecasts when the 2015 budget was adopted last year.

Cops/ Metro Alliance

living wages, Mayoral Election, Judge Wolf, Texas IAF, organizing in San Antonio

COPS Metro & County Officials Announce Wage Hike & Urge Vote

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Rivard Report & More

Days before the San Antonio mayoral election runoff, church and state united to urge voters to the polls and while there, to remember that San Antonians need a living wage.

Cops/ Metro Alliance

Texas IAF, Community Organizing in Houston, Willie Bennett, urban school reform

TMO Lyons Elementary Parents Prevail Over Rezoning Plan

Friday, May 15, 2015
Houston Chronicle

Lyons Elementary parents won an 8 – 1 Houston Independent School District board vote against proposed boundary changes to their school.  The changes would have sent students from one of the top ranked schools in the state to one ranked in the lo

TMO

Texas IAF, Community Organizing in the Rio Grande Valley, Socorro Perales

Valley Interfaith Shakes Up Pharr Election; Parks & Libraries at Stake

Monday, May 18, 2015
Rio Grande Guardian & Brownsville Herald

"In the recent Pharr City Commission election, Valley Interfaith leaders knew the races were likely to be close. They calculated that if they turned out their supporters and members, particularly in south Pharr, they could impact the election and thus have leverage on which policies get implemented.”

Valley Interfaith

COPS / Metro Alliance, Texas IAF, organizing in San Antonio, Wages, Workforce Development

COPS / Metro Raises the Stakes: Wages Now Mayoral Campaign Issue

Sunday, April 19, 2015
San Antonio Express News & More

Over 400 leaders of COPS / Metro Alliance assembled at St.

Cops/ Metro Alliance

Valley Interfaith, Organizing in the RGV, Texas IAF, Streets, Infrastructure, Fr. Atangana

Valley Interfaith Celebrates Their (Newly Paved) Streets

Sunday, March 29, 2015
Rio Grande Guardian & El Manana

When Valley Interfaith leader Monse Martinez first moved into Las Milpas he noticed the roads were in very bad conditions.

Valley Interfaith

Texas IAF, Community Organizing in Texas, School Reform, Willie Bennett

TMO Parent Leaders Protest HISD Rezoning Plan & Get Vote Delayed

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Houston Chronicle

TMO leaders and parents of children attending Lyons Elementary held a pre-board meeting press conference to detail their concerns about the latest HISD proposal to rezone elementary schools.  Rosa Rivera argued that a plan to shift new students to nearby elementary schools would negatively impact her children... 

TMO

TMO, Texas IAF, organizing in Houston, Public Transport, Metro Bus

TMO Leaders Push for Metro Bus System Overhaul

Friday, February 27, 2015
Houston Chronicle

Julia Ramirez, a regular Metro Bus system user, thinks there are four things that would make public transport more rider-friendly.  She teamed up with TMO leaders Franklin Olson and Rev. Kevin Collins to break it down. 

TMO

Austin Energy, Utilities, Austin Interfaith, Texas IAF, Community Organizing in Texas

Austin Interfaith Fights for Fair Utilities Debt Repayment Plan

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Austin American Statesman

Austin Interfaith, with allies, is fighting for a non-punitive utility debt repayment plan that would allow the Austin Energy to reclaim money it, in many cases, did not bill for – but without hurting the families affected.

Austin Interfaith

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