Nonprofit Confusion and BatchGeo

ACORN

Boston    Running around Boston the last several days I’ve met great professors and students at Boston University School of Social Work, the Heller School at Brandeis, and the Planning Department at the University of Massachusetts at Boston.  It’s fascinating to hear what people are thinking when they begin asking questions after I tell them about …

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What Went Wrong with Memphis and the Mid-America Mall Desert?

ACORN Citizen Wealth Financial Justice Ideas and Issues

Memphis   The ACORN Canada organizing staff held its Year End/Year Begin staff meeting in Memphis with a side trip to Little Rock this year.   Among the highlights of the meetings in Memphis were visits at the University of Memphis with ex-Texas and South Dakota ACORN organizer, Steve Soifer, now head of the Social Work Department …

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Great Progress in Saving Historic Foote Homes, the Last Memphis Housing Project

Community Organizing Organizing

Memphis   Looking back over the last year, the report and discussion of the progress made by community and university partners around the Vance Avenue Collaborative and the campaign to save Foote Homes, the historic 500-unit complex that stands in the words of Memphis housing czar Robert Lipscomb as the “last public housing project in the …

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