Education and Youth

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.

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.  

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...

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...

EBC

Parks, Recreational Facilities, Wisconsin IAF, Community Organizing in Milwaukee, Community Organizing in Wisconsin

Common Ground Release Video: "Play It Forward"

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Common Ground Fair Play Campaign

Fair Play is a campaign to foster greatness in public spaces.  It is Common Ground's position that if public funds are used to build a new Bradley Center arena, then at least $150 million of these funds must be used to improve Milwaukee County public schools athletic facilities and recreational spaces.

Common Ground

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

Education and Youth
Friday, March 14, 2014 - 19:30

TMO Partners with Catholic Church to Stop Public School Closures

When parishioners of Resurrection Catholic Church, the newest member of TMO, learned that Port Houston Elementary School was in danger of closing, they went to their pastor.  Read more here...


higher ed, community college, Economic Development, Lady Carlson, state budget

NCLI Schools Louisiana Public: Education = Jobs + Growth

Friday, February 14, 2014
The News-Star

Leaders from Northern and Central Louisiana Interfaith hosted a forum in collaboration with several university presidents in order to build a constituency for state investments in higher education... 

NCLISC

Milwaukee, Athletic Facilities, Youth, Common Ground, Organizing in Wisconsin, Keisha Krumm

Common Ground Still Pushing for Better Athletic Facilities

Monday, January 27, 2014
Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel

As work and discussion begin on the arduous and controversial process of planning for a new multipurpose arena or renovating the BMO Harris Bradley Center, Common Ground, a well-organized community organization, is reminding stakeholders of its own mission.

Common Ground

Pre-K Funding, Education, Taxes, Inequality, Governor Cuomo, Michael Gecan

Gecan Quoted in NYT Piece on Pre-K Funding

Thursday, January 23, 2014
New York Times

Andrew M. Cuomo arrived at The New York Times in an expansive mood on Wednesday. Reporters being reporters, they barraged him with the usual, “Hey, you going to let New York’s new mayor tax the wealthy in pursuit of prekindergarten” questions....

Metro IAF

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