IAF

Arnie Graf, democracy, Civic Engagement, IAF

Politicians Should Trust in the People They Hope to Represent

Monday, November 7, 2016
Baltimore Sun

In the summer of 1971, I went to Chicago to train as an organizer at the Industrial Areas Foundation (I.A.F.), which was founded in 1940 by the late Saul Alinsky, a colorful personality who is widely regarded as the father of community organizing.



Of the many things he talked about during that training, he made two points that have stayed with me over the course of my 45-year career spent organizing in Baltimore and across the country.... Read more about Politicians Should Trust in the People They Hope to Represent

Metro IAF

IAF, Board of Trustees

IAF Board Appointees Announced

Monday, February 20, 2017
Industrial Areas Foundation

The Industrial Areas Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Rabbi Susan Leider and Mr. Yusufi Vali as board members to the Industrial Areas Foundation Board of Trustees. Read more about IAF Board Appointees Announced


community organizing, IAF, Institutional Organizing, Saul Alinsky

Back of the Yards: Lessons from a Community Organizer, by Mike Gecan

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Boston Review

On the Wednesday after November’s presidential election, I found myself in the Back of the Yards area of Chicago’s South Side. I was there to meet with Roman Catholic priest David Kelly. Father Kelly is executive director of Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation, which he runs out of a converted school building on Fifty-first and Elizabeth. He and his team feed the hungry and bring together the perpetrators and victims of gang gun violence in the community.  Read more about Back of the Yards: Lessons from a Community Organizer, by Mike Gecan

Metro IAF

Ed Chambers, Memorial Service, IAF

Memorial Service for Ed Chambers Announced

Thursday, June 18, 2015
Industrial Areas Foundation

A memorial service for Edward (Ed) Chambers has been scheduled for:   Read more about Memorial Service for Ed Chambers Announced


Edward Chambers, IAF, Alinsky, Memorial Service, Chicago

Ed Chamber's Memorial

Sunday, June 7, 2015
Memorial Service for Ed Chambers

A memorial service for Edward Chambers, successor to Saul Alinsky, was held at St. Gertrude's in Chicago on June 7, 2015. Former Executive Director of the Industrial Areas Foundation was remembered by friends and colleagues as a key figure in the development of worldwide network of grassroots citizens organizations.

Memorial notice here. Read more about Ed Chamber's Memorial


Ed Chambers, IAF, Saul Alinsky, Samuel Freedman

Edward Chambers, Community Organizing's Unforgiving Hero

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
New Yorker

Odd Couple, CCHD, USCCB, Bishops, IAF, community organizing

Odd Couple? US Catholic Bishops & the IAF

Monday, November 24, 2014
Huffington Post

Alinsky protégé and "genius grant" recipient Ernesto Cortés, Jr. cites Catholic social teaching as influential in the development of community organizing, and when the nation's largest denomination holds that Thanksgiving-week special collection of mostly small donations, it will be supporting one element in a broad-based coalition aimed at empowering ordinary folks. Read more about Odd Couple? US Catholic Bishops & the IAF


organizing for urban school reform, organizing in El Paso, organizing in Texas, IAF, organizing for better schools, educational justice

EPISO Challenges School Spending and Representational Disparities

Thursday, July 19, 2012
El Paso Times

Before the board meeting on Wednesday, the El Paso Interreligious Sponsoring Organization, or EPISO, and the Paso del Norte Civil Rights Project argued that the district’s at-large elected board does not ensure equal representation throughout the communities it serves. Read more about EPISO Challenges School Spending and Representational Disparities

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