Town and Gown Partnerships:  East St. Louis Model

Ideas and Issues Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple PodcastsNew Orleans        ACORN partnered with Ken Reardon and his team from various universities that he mobilized for the recovery after Katrina to create the Peoples’ Plan for the Ninth Ward.  His students and volunteers surveyed every property and assessed the level of damage and whether or …

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Nonprofit Confusion and BatchGeo


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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