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Park 1 – Stadium 0: The People Win!

In April 1996 residents of Newark's Ironbound neighborhood – an old industrial area now home to a thriving immigrant population – read in a...

Developing Workers

As community development corporations (CDCs) strive to develop comprehensive strategies to help individuals and families in their communities, they are increasingly turning their attention...

Other Job Training Initiatives of Note

Esperanza Unida, Inc. 1329 W. National Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53204 414-671-0251 A CDC focusing on job training, Esperanza has programs preparing people for...

Legislative News

1998 Elections Senate Banking and Financial Services Committee Chairman Alfonse D'Amato (R-NY) was defeated in his race for re-election on November 3 by Charles Schumer...

Section 3: A Viable Solution for Job Creation?

Dina Schlossberg of Regional Housing Legal Services in Glenside, Pennsylvania, compares Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 to the...

YouthBuild: Building Homes and Futures

Walking with his friends through his neighborhood in East Harlem, New York, Darnell Smith leads them past a building on 2nd Avenue and 118th...

Some Good News for Organizers

It is easy to believe that racial division and a never-ending conservative era will relegate the collective work of community organizers to the margins....

Colored People

When I was growing up on Folsom Street in West Philadelphia everyone was colorless but the world insisted on calling us colored. There was...

Shelter Shorts

Journalism of Note: The Economic Cleansing of San FranciscoIn its 33rd Anniversary Issue, the San Francisco Bay Guardian (10/7/98) highlights the city's growing gentrification....

Why People of Color Need to Be Good Fundraisers

When I started out in fundraising 10 years ago, I was usually the only person of color in the room. Today, the situation is...

Beyond Job Training

Poor people need to, want to, and will work. That simple truth was made clear in the recent book Making Ends Meet – How...

Creating an Economic Development Policy Infrastructure

The last dozen years have witnessed the emergence of Community Development Corporations (CDCs) as leading developers of affordable housing in severely distressed urban and...

The Last Stop Sign

I had my first organizing experience 28 years ago working for the National Welfare Rights Organization, knocking on doors in the suffocatingly humid summer...