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COPS Metro Raises Wages of Lowest Paid Workers in San Antonio

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
San Antonio Express News

In a win that COPS / Metro is calling “a beginning,” the Board of the Alamo (Community) Colleges approved wage raises for its lowest paid workers including an $11.50 minimum for full-time employees.

Cops/ Metro Alliance

living wages, Economic Development, Texas IAF, organizing in San Antonio, Bexar County

COPS / Metro Leverages County Support for Living Wages in San Antonio

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
San Antonio Express News

300 COPS / Metro Alliance leaders gathered at Sacred Heart Catholic Church to announce a campaign to boost the wage floor for city and county employees from $11.47  per hour to almost $15 / hour over the next three years.  Elvira Adame shared how it angers her to see her daughter earning only $8.50 per hour at a public community college, leaving her “stressed and tired all the time from working so hard...."  

Cops/ Metro Alliance

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Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 22:30

Capital IDEA-Houston Gets $100K Chase Award

Carolyn Watson, Chase Bank VP of Corporate Responsibility, announced the award of $100K to Capital IDEA-Houston at a meeting of the Houston Community College Board of Trustees. Capital IDEA-Houston, established by leaders of TMO as a labor market intermediary, pulls working students out of poverty wage jobs and into living wage careers starting at upwards of $30,000 per year plus benefits.


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Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 22:30

Project Quest Wins $6M DOL Award

Workforce development program Project QUEST won an award of $6 Million from the US Department of Labor to train 475 adults in the San Antonio area for living wage IT careers. Project Quest’s “Homegrown IT” program is backed by local employers including Rackspace, Zachry Holdings and WP Engine. Quest will focus on training long-term unemployed residents of Bexar and neighboring counties.

Said Executive Director Sr. Pearl Ceasar, “We are ready to implement it.”


Project Quest, DOL, Homegrown IT, Workforce Development, San Antonio

Project Quest Wins $6M DOL Award

Thursday, October 16, 2014
San Antonio Express News & More

Workforce development programProject QUESTwon an award of $6 Million from the US Department of Labor to train 475 adults in the San Antonio area for living wage IT careers.

Cops/ Metro Alliance

Capital IDEA-Houston, Chase Bank, Carolyn Watson, Workforce Development, Economic Development

Chase Bank Applauds Capital IDEA-Houston & Invests $100K

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Carolyn Watson

Carolyn Watson, Chase Bank VP of Corporate Responsibility, announced the award of $100K to Capital IDEA-Houston at a meeting of the Houston Community College Board of Trustees. Capital IDEA-Houston, established by leaders of TMO as a labor market intermediary...

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 22:00

VIP Leverages Support for $21M Vote for Maricopa Comm. Colleges

Valley Interfaith Project leaders celebrated the passage of a measure which would raise $21 Million for Maricopa Community Colleges, part of a long-term regional economic development strategy of the organization.  

Monica Dorsey, board member of Arizona Career Pathways, testified in support of the measure stating, "These community colleges are the best driver of economic development that we have."

More here.


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Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 21:45

TMO Leverages $1 Million for Capital IDEA-Houston Training

TMO leaders celebrated the leveraging of one million dollars for Capital IDEA-Houston this month. The first half million was awarded by the Texas Innovative Accelerated Career Education (ACE) program that the Texas IAF created and passed in 2013.


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. 

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 16:30

Austin Interfaith Wins Historic Living Wage Vote for Schools

Austin Interfaith leveraged a historic living wage concession from AISD school board members in a close-to-midnight vote approving the use of federal Davis-Bacon wage standards for workers employed on school construction projects.


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