March 28, 2017. The Daily Progress.
Hundreds of people from diverse religious backgrounds came together on Tuesday night for updates on two initiatives taken up by the Interfaith Movement Promoting Action by Congregations Together, better known as IMPACT.
With 16 congregations — some Christian, some Jewish, some Muslim — in attendance Tuesday night at the Church of the Incarnation, committee leader Janie Pudhorodsky reminded the crowd that the local regional jail locks up about 3,150 drug and alcohol addicts each year and said that nearly all female inmates have experienced sexual abuse and violence.
March 28, 2017. Creative Loafing Tampa Bay.
In front of nearly 1500 people gathered Monday at Nativity Catholic Church in Brandon, the Hillsborough Organization for Progress and Equality (HOPE) brought out some of the area’s most well known politicians as part of their 2017 Nehemiah Action.
March 27, 2017. Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
SARASOTA — A program that allows young people accused of minor crimes to avoid arrest had been embraced by Sarasota County law enforcement over the last year.
Now local leaders are part of a statewide push to increase the use of civil citations, which allow juvenile offenders to do community service and face other sanctions rather than arrest.
February 15, 2017. Topeka Capital-Journal.
A group of about 35 people representing local churches, businesses and government entities listened to a national expert on affordable housing trust funds describe how such an initiative might work in the capital city during a breakfast meeting Wednesday in downtown Topeka.
Michael Anderson, director of the Housing Trust Fund Project for the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Community Change, told attendees affordable housing trust funds already were operational in some 770 communities across the U.S. and were making it possible for low-income people in those cities to live in their own homes.