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Arizona IAF, community organizing in Arizona, Workforce Development, higher education, Maricopa Community Colleges, Monica Dorcey, Joe Rubio

VIP Supports Maricopa Community Colleges in Arizona

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
The Republic

Says VIP leader Monica Dorsey:

"If you don't have a skilled workforce you're not going to have an economic recovery for everybody." Read more about VIP Supports Maricopa Community Colleges in Arizona

Valley Interfaith Project

Workforce Development, Economic Development, Public Accountability, Maryland IAF, PATH, Community Organizing in Maryland

Maryland IAF Public Action Geared Towards Jobs, Not Jabs

Friday, May 23, 2014
The Baltimore Sun

Why can't the big televised debates be run this way?

"We want your responses to these questions, not your critiques of each other," the Rev. Nancy Ladd warned the three gubernatorial hopefuls seated in the front pew of a packed St. Matthew Catholic Church.
The Maryland Industrial Areas Foundation promoted its May 14 candidates forum in Baltimore as being geared toward "jobs, not jabs." Read more about Maryland IAF Public Action Geared Towards Jobs, Not Jabs

PATH

Workforce Development, Texas IAF, Community Organizing in Houston, Capital IDEA-Houston, Elizabeth Valdez

TMO's Capital IDEA Praised by Texas Representatives Zerwas & Turner

Friday, May 23, 2014
National Public Radio

Republican State Representative John Zerwas had high praise for TMO's Capital IDEA-Houston, stating that he could find no better use of $500,000 than the new workforce development program.   TMO leaders celebrated the Accelerated Contiuing Education (ACE) award, the program of which was established with the help of Texas IAF sister organizations.... Read more about TMO's Capital IDEA Praised by Texas Representatives Zerwas & Turner

TMO

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Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 22:15

Project ARRIBA Wins Half Million Dollar Ace Award to Expand

Texas State Senator Jose Rodriguez called Project ARRIBA, and other Texas IAF labor market intermediaries, “the model workforce capacity job-training economic development program that we have in the state of Texas.”  With that said, leaders celebrated the award of $500,000 to ARRIBA to be used train an additional 300 students for a degree in a high demand occupation.   Read more about Project ARRIBA Wins Half Million Dollar Ace Award to Expand


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... Read more about ARRIBA Celebrates 1,000th Grad & ACE Award of Half Million

EPISO

Jobs
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 19:30

DuPage United Celebrates Establishment of Career Connect Metro West

Confronted with 40,000 unemployed & underemployed, while good manufacturing jobs remained unfilled and training facilities underutilized, DuPage United leaders worked together to form a novel plan.  Targeting 9,000 replacement skilled-jobs set to become available over the next ten years, DuPage established Career Connect Metro West (CCMW) to connect people to training programs for quality living-wage jobs in western Cook, DuPage and the Fox River towns of Kane and Kendall Counties.  Partnering with the Jan Addams Resource Corp. Read more about DuPage United Celebrates Establishment of Career Connect Metro West


JobPath, community organizing in Arizona, Community Organizing in Tucson, Kevin Courtney, Workforce Develoment

JobPath's Design as 'Bridge Out of Poverty' is Durable

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Arizona Daily Star

After PCIC leaders heard the stories of families during a massive listening campaign, they researched ways to address the need for good-paying jobs and created JobPath to provide financially-assisted education, hands-on guidance during the academic career and assistance with job placement upon graduation... Read more about JobPath's Design as 'Bridge Out of Poverty' is Durable

PCIC

Community Organizing in Baltimore, Workforce Development

BUILD Targets Mayor: Don't Arrest, Hire!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
CBS Baltimore

BUILD has raised $1.2 million and has asked the city to contribute $600,000 over three years to fully fund a program which would employ people and keep them out of prison.  Rev. Calvin Keene says he and 200 other BUILD leaders from 40 congregations and schools across Baltimore City are ready to put people back to work. Read more about BUILD Targets Mayor: Don't Arrest, Hire!

BUILD

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Thursday, February 20, 2014 (All day)

Capital IDEA Celebrates Its 1,000th Graduate in Austin

Capital IDEA celebrated its 15th anniversary and 1,000th graduate at the Norris Conference Center in Austin.  Elizabeth Soltero, the 1,000th graduate entertained the crowd with her story of triumph — learning English then learning her third language, Technical English, before landing a job in computer security. Read more about Capital IDEA Celebrates Its 1,000th Graduate in Austin

Elizabeth Soltero stands with Capital IDEA Executive Director Steve Jackobs.

Workforce Development, Labor Market Intermediaries, Job Training, Joe Biden, Project Quest

NP Quarterly Recommends Biden See Project Quest for Training Ideas

Thursday, February 6, 2014
NonProfit Quarterly

“So here’s a suggestion for the Vice President: If you want to get the best possible advice on the job training programs that work, the ones that meet the needs of both employers looking for employees with skill sets and of job seekers who are looking for work, convene the nation’s best locally-focused job training nonprofits, put their leaders in a room, and have them hammer out the elements of the programs that really work based on their on-the-ground experience. Read more about NP Quarterly Recommends Biden See Project Quest for Training Ideas

West / Southwest IAF

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