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Second Chances

Workforce Intermediaries for the Twenty-first Century, edited by Robert P. Giloth. Temple University Press in association with The American Assembly, Columbia University, Philadelphia, PA,...

Renovation or Ruin

The notion is counterintuitive, even subversive, and it’s dividing activists involved in building affordable housing: Could it be that the nation’s largest program to...

Family Self-Sufficiency Program

Like many others in the community development field, Marianne Garvin recognizes that moving up and out of poverty requires not just a stream of...

Urban Neglect: George W. Bush and the Cities

On April 29, 2002, the tenth anniversary of the now infamous Los Angeles riots, George W. Bush spoke at a church-sponsored community development center...

NO Vote, NO Voice

Just how important is this year’s election? If you answered “very”… you’re right. But the reality is, every election is important, especially for low-income...

Standing Up and Speaking Out

Eric Shapiro, a 20-year-old aspiring rap artist, may appear to be a stereotypical dead-end member of the hip-hop generation. But there’s much more than...

Letter-Writing Tips When Dealing With Funders

Imagine you are a program officer of a medium-sized family foundation. It’s late in the day, and it will be another hour before you...

The Road to Power

This year, we’ve had to remove our blinders to the notion of “these united states” – a sentiment prescribed by our government since 9/11....

Breaking Ground

In July 2000, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued a decision on a 30-year-old case, Abbott v. Burke. The decision mandated the state to...

Shelter Shorts

Pocketbook Voting As part of a strategy designed to increase annual take home pay by hundreds of dollars for Florida low-wage workers, and potentially increase...

San Francisco Housing Activists Win Land and Shift the Debate

On May 11, 2004, homeless people in San Francisco scored a victory by convincing the city’s Board of Supervisors to set aside 15 city-owned...