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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.

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.

West / Southwest IAF

living wages, economic justice, Work with Dignity, Executive Order, Minimum Wage

Executive Order BUILDs on IAF Living Wage Tradition

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
West / Southwest IAF
The IAF is happy to see attention being paid at the national level to the issue of wages. The President has announced plans to sign an executive order mandating a minimum wage of $10.10 / hour for all jobs that emerge from federal contracts.
 
West / Southwest IAF

Organizing in Arizona, Arizona Interfaith, Valley Interfaith Project, Justice for Immigrants, Joe Rubio

AZ Bishops and Business Leaders Lend Voice to Call for Immigration Reform

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
The Catholic Sun & ASU Morrison Institute for Public Policy

At a press conference convened by Valley Interfaith Project, Catholic Bishop Thomas Olmsted signed a letter to the Arizona congressional delegation for immigration reform, attesting that “the cost of inaction is too high.”

Valley Interfaith Project

Economic Incentives, living wages, Economic Development, Living Wage Fight in Texas, Jacob Cortes

Austin Interfaith Wins Living Wage Requirement for Economic Incentives

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Austin American Statesman

...Austin Interfaith and the Austin-based Workers Defense Project had been pushing the city for more than a year to adopt stricter pay standards to accompany any incentive deals.... 

Austin Interfaith

Economic Development, Labor Market Intermediary, living wages, Community Organizing in Texas, San Antonio, Rackspace

Project Quest Partners with Rackspace for Cloud Academy

Friday, September 6, 2013
San Antonio Express News

Project Quest, a local jobs training program established in 1992, has partnered with San Antonio-based Rackspace to recruit individuals interested in enrolling in Rackspace's Open Cloud Academy. There have already been 17 Project Quest students enrolled in the Cloud Academy, and Quest is seeking city funding to expand participation by its clients....

Cops/ Metro Alliance

Economic Development, Community Organizing in Texas, organizing in El Paso, Project ARRIBA, Training, living wages

Border Interfaith & EPISO Leverage $1.5 Million for Training

Wednesday, August 28, 2013
KTSM - Channel 9 News

Citing evidence that the regional return on investment for 

Border Interfaith

Workforce Development, Economic Development, Social Justice, Alinsky, Interfaith, Texas IAF

Texas IAF Reconstitutes Launchpad (Job Training) Fund to $5M

Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Texas Tribune

The Launchpad Fund, which gave nonprofits $10 million starting in the 2010-11 biennium to support career training programs for low-income students, will be replaced by the Texas Innovative Adult Career Education Grant program. The ACE grant program will award about $5 million under a similar model to nonprofits for the next biennium....

Network of Texas Organizations

Jobs
Friday, August 9, 2013 - 16:45

Austin Interfaith & Allies Victorious in Defense of Workers

Catholic Bishop Joe Vasquez and Jacob Cortes of Austin Interfaith stand with workersIn the latest battle of a longstanding fight for living wages in Central Texas, 200 supporters of construction workers, including 


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