Local non-profit hosts second annual community problems assembly

November 6, 2018. ABC Columbia.

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO) – On Monday, the Midlands Organized Response for Equity and Justice, also known as MORE Justice, held its second annual community problems assembly.

The assembly brought more than 400 people of faith together to reaffirm their commitment to do justice and discuss problems within the community.

The top problems the group found in the community are eldercare, crime and gun violence and housing.

MORE Justice is dedicated to seeking justice for all residents of the Central Midlands area by holding systems accountable to fair practices and policies.

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Faith Community in Charlottesville Addresses Affordable Housing

October 31, 2018. WMRA.

Tuesday night [Oct. 30] was the 13th Annual Assembly of the Interfaith Movement Promoting Action by Congregations Together, or IMPACT for short. And the focus of the faith community yesterday was: affordable housing. WMRA’s Marguerite Gallorini attended the assembly at the First Presbyterian Church in downtown Charlottesville.

Twenty-six local congregations came together yesterday under the banner of IMPACT, to tackle the issue of affordable housing in Charlottesville. Rev. Albert Connette, from Olivet Presbyterian Church, is a member of IMPACT’s housing research team.

IMPACT Meets with City, County Employees to Address Affordable Housing Crisis

October 30, 2018. NBC29.COM

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) – Members of the faith community are coming together to discuss the affordable housing crisis with Charlottesville’s city manager and some Albemarle County supervisors.

People from 26 congregations across central Virginia gathered on Tuesday, October 30, as part of the efforts of Interfaith Movement Promoting Action by Congregations Together (IMPACT) to address concerns regarding affordable housing in the community.

Community groups urge Knox County Schools to revamp strategic plan

October 1, 2018. Knox News.

Eight community organizations are calling on the Knox County Board of Education to retool its strategic plan with specific goals ranging from reducing class sizes to enhancing the diversity of the district’s workforce.

In a 16-page letter the coalition of organizations sent to board members on Sept. 20, it spells out 10 priorities for the district to adopt in its next three-year strategic plan.

Three finalists to conduct racial bias audit of CPD will present to city on Monday

September 20, 2018. Charleston City Paper.

A 15-person committee will hear presentations from three firms interested in conducting a racial bias study of the Charleston Police Department Monday afternoon.

The firms were narrowed down from a list of seven that submitted application to the city’s Procurement Division for a chance at the controversial contract.