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May/Jun 1998

Issue #99

In this issue, we look at two fundamental steps beyond housing that build community – creating decent schools and assuring that jobs offer family-supporting wages.


Bringing School Home

“Ms. Clanton,” called a student as Michelle Clanton made her way down the hall of Camden Middle Community School in Newark, New Jersey. For Clanton, the community school project director, […]


Making Work Pay

Nellie Cunningham works for ARAMARK, a food service provider for one of Baltimore’s public high schools, where she prepares student lunches. She has been working in the food service industry […]


Closing the Wage Gap

Minimum wage doesn’t buy what it used to. Based upon the federal government’s own poverty line, it’s not even enough to survive. To close the gap, community groups and unions […]

Action In Concert Builds Community

The community development movement has grown tremendously in size and scope over the past few years. Thousands of CDCs now produce a wide range of low-income housing, from single family […]

Organizing Strategy

Divide and Conquer

In its one and a half years, the New York City Coalition for the Preservation of Gardens (known as the Garden Coalition) has worked to unify more than 700 dispersed […]


The Board and Fundraising

The broad purpose of a board of directors is to run an organization effectively. Board members are bound to ensure that their particular organization is operating within state and federal […]

School and Community: Repairing the Bridge

Ghetto Schooling: A Political Economy of Urban Educational Reform by Jean Anyon. 217 pp. New York: Teachers College Press, 1997, $18.95 Waiting for a Miracle: Why Schools Can’t Solve Our […]


The Rocky Road to Training Consolidation

When Shelterforce proposed an article on training legislation, I assumed that, by the time I started to write, I’d be summarizing a recently passed law. Indeed, several months ago I […]


Legislative News

May/June 1998 Washington News and Views Legislative News Congress Raids Section 8 to Fund Emergency Aid The President signed the 1998 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill on May 1, and with […]