Education and Youth

school funding, Arizona IAF, community organizing in Arizona, Joe Rubio

VIP Wins $26.6 Million for Tempe & Scottsdale Public Schools

Friday, February 6, 2015
Valley Interfaith Project

Phoenix, AZ – 200 Valley Interfaith Project delegates assembled after the fall 2014 election to celebrate the leveraging of $26.6 Million in public school dollars for Tempe Elementary and Scottsdale Unified School Districts. Leaders achieved this by...  Read more about VIP Wins $26.6 Million for Tempe & Scottsdale Public Schools

Valley Interfaith Project

Education and Youth
Friday, August 15, 2014 - 22:30

COPA Youth Build Acosta Plaza Basketball Court

COPA leaders and their young children celebrated the breaking of ground at Acosta Plaza with shovels, stories and speeches. The story, the way Bibiana Alcala tells it, involved an important first phone call. ”Once our residents said they wanted a basketball court….we contacted COPA.” Read more about COPA Youth Build Acosta Plaza Basketball Court


Head Start, Transportation, Jobs, Board of Education

PATH Asks BOE to Improve Head Start Transportation

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Baltimore Sun

"My boss told me I need to choose between my children and my job," Martinez said Tuesday during a forum People Acting Together in Howard, or PATH, held to urge board of education and county executive candidates to support PATH initiatives. Among those initiatives are bringing Head Start transportation under the auspices of the Howard County Public School System transportation department.

PATH is a countywide... Read more about PATH Asks BOE to Improve Head Start Transportation

PATH

Child Poverty, Mayoral Race, Immigration, Affordability, Secure Communities

Austin Interfaith Challenges Mayoral Candidates to Address Child Poverty

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Austin Monitor & Austin Chronicle

Decrying a municipal child poverty rate of 30% that overshadows even Texas' overall poverty rate, 300 Austin Interfaith leaders confronted candidates with the challenge of investing more in early education and supports for families, in addition to affordability in the City.  More below. Read more about Austin Interfaith Challenges Mayoral Candidates to Address Child Poverty

Austin Interfaith

California IAF, Community Organizing in Salinas, Acosta Plaza, CHISPA, Tim McManus

COPA Leaders Break Ground for Basketball Court in Salinas, CA

Friday, August 15, 2014
The Californian

The story, according to Bibiana Alcala, involves an important first phone call.  ”Once our residents said they wanted a basketball court….we contacted COPA.” Read more about COPA Leaders Break Ground for Basketball Court in Salinas, CA

COPA

VOICE, Community Organizing in Oklahoma, OEA, State Superintendent, Kris King

OK State Supt. Overthrown; Voters Back VOICE Friendly Candidates

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Various

State Superintendent candidates that skipped VOICE-OKC's assembly earlier this month are probably regretting that move.  Tuesday election results showed that the two candidates that blew off VOICE's 1,500 leader assembly lost their primaries by huge margins. Read more about OK State Supt. Overthrown; Voters Back VOICE Friendly Candidates

VOICE - OKC

Westchester United, Community Organizing in New York, Community Organizing in Westchester, New York IAF, Kindergarten

Kindergarten Rally Draws 300 to New Rochelle

Monday, June 16, 2014
Lohud Journal News

Last week, supporters of a grass-roots effort to require kindergarten in New York rallied at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church in New Rochelle to call on the state legislators to support a bill that would d just that. The group, Westchester United, drew nearly 300 people to the church to thank state Sen. Jeff Klein for his support for Assembly bill 5786 and Senate bill S5056 and to ask other legislators to follow suit. Read more about Kindergarten Rally Draws 300 to New Rochelle

Westchester United

VOICE-OKC, Community Organizing in Oklahoma, Community Organizing in OK City, Kris King, State Superintendent

1,500 VOICE-OKC Leaders Challenge OK State Candidates on Schools

Monday, June 9, 2014
Fox News

After six months of community meetings on high-stakes testing and its many direct and indirect effects on students, parents, and teachers across Oklahoma, 1,500 leaders assembled to share what they learned with candidates for OK State Superintendent.   Read more about 1,500 VOICE-OKC Leaders Challenge OK State Candidates on Schools

VOICE - OKC

Community Organizing in Oklahoma, Community Organizing in Oklahoma City, Kris King, Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church, State Superintendent Janet Barresi

Black Clergy of VOICE-OKC Challenge Oklahoma State Supt.

Saturday, May 24, 2014
The Oklahoman

In collaboration with the other member institutions of VOICE-OKC, black clergy issued a public invitation to Oklahoma State Superintendent Janet Barresi (and her 6 opponents) to participate in an accountability session over high-stakes testing and the quality of public education in the state... Read more about Black Clergy of VOICE-OKC Challenge Oklahoma State Supt.

VOICE - OKC

East Brooklyn Congregations, Community Organizing in New York, Metro IAF, Rev. Hoffman, Adriane Williams

EBC: DeBlasio Administration Should Allocate More to Rehab Parks

Sunday, May 18, 2014
NY Daily News

The mayor's allocation of $80 million in capital funding for neighborhood parks is a good start, but far too many New Yorkers live near parks with dark concrete lots, muddy athletic fields and broken down jungle gyms... Read more about EBC: DeBlasio Administration Should Allocate More to Rehab Parks

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