community organizing in Austin

Austin Interfaith, Texas IAF, community organizing in Austin, Job Training

Austin Interfaith Launches Jobs Training Program for Teens

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Austin American Statesman & Community Impact

Austin Interfaith and Austin Independent School District (AISD) jointly announced the launch of a high school job training program targeted at students from three local high schools: Travis, Crockett and Lanier.

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Austin Interfaith

Texas IAF, Community Organizing in Texas, community organizing in Austin, Unaccompanied Children, Migrant Children, Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Act

COPS / Metro Calls for Hospitable Treatment of Migrant Children

Thursday, July 31, 2014
San Antonio Express-News & Univision

Clergy and leadership from Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopal, Lutheran, Catholic and Muslim congregations of COPS / Metro delivered a joint statement calling on the President and Congress to demonstrate hospitality to children arriving on the border from Central America. Read more about COPS / Metro Calls for Hospitable Treatment of Migrant Children

Cops/ Metro Alliance

Texas IAF, community organizing in Austin, Community Organizing in Texas, Public Defender, Indigent Defense

Austin Interfaith Leverages County Vote for Public Defenders Office

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Austin American Statesman

Ofelia Zapata of San Jose Catholic Church and Austin Interfaith reported to the  Read more about Austin Interfaith Leverages County Vote for Public Defenders Office

Austin Interfaith

community organizing in Austin, organizing in Texas, Migrant Children, Jacob Cortes

Austin Interfaith Calls on County to Bring Migrant Children to Central Texas

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Austin American Statesman & More

Austin Interfaith is calling for an organized, coordinated effort to receive a large number of unaccompanied minors.  This, they say, shouldn’t be political.  For Ofelia Zapata, a strategy team member of the organization, the future of migrant children hits close to home.  She sees the face of her own grandchild when she looks at the children. Read more about Austin Interfaith Calls on County to Bring Migrant Children to Central Texas

Austin Interfaith

Living Wage, Economic Development, Community Organizing in Texas, community organizing in Austin, AISD, Jacob Cortes

Austin Interfaith Wins Living Wage Vote on School Construction

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Austin American Statesman

Close to midnight, Austin Interfaith leaders prevailed upon AISD school board member to support a resolution pegging construction worker wages to federal Davis Bacon prevailing wage standards.   Read more about Austin Interfaith Wins Living Wage Vote on School Construction

Austin Interfaith

Affordable Housing, Section 8 Discrimination, community organizing in Austin, Community Organizing in Texas, Jacob Cortes

Austin Interfaith Clergy Defends Section 8 Voucher Users

Monday, April 21, 2014
KVUE-ABC & Austin American Statesman

At a press conference held at City Hall, clergy and lay leaders called on the Austin City Council to support a Holy Day resolution designed to protect Secion 8 voucher users from outright discrimination by landlords... Read more about Austin Interfaith Clergy Defends Section 8 Voucher Users

Austin Interfaith

Affordable Housing, Homelessness, Community Organizing in Texas, community organizing in Austin

Austin Leaders Persist in Push for Affordable Housing

Saturday, January 12, 2013
Austin YNN

Austin leaders think they can champion the push for affordable housing once again.  Three members of Austin City Council are spon Read more about Austin Leaders Persist in Push for Affordable Housing

Austin Interfaith

Community Organizing in Texas, community organizing in Austin, organizing for better neighborhoods

Austin Interfaith Blocks Lobbyists from Rewriting Land Use Code

Friday, February 1, 2013
Austin American Statesman

After Austin Interfaith leaders took issue with a proposal that “would have allowed registered lobbyists to serve on the citizen committee that will guide the rewriting of the city’s land-development code…” the proposal was pulled. Read more about Austin Interfaith Blocks Lobbyists from Rewriting Land Use Code

Austin Interfaith