Detroit’s Walking Man: Beyond Click-Through Generosity

Community Change

February 12, 2015 at 4:34 pm

It’s fitting that James Robertson’s good luck falls during Black History Month. Robertson, 56, started riding four buses and walking 21 miles round-trip to get from his Detroit home to his suburban factory job and back after his car broke down 10 years ago. After Robertson’s story appeared in The Detroit Free Press on Feb. […]

Minimum Wage Momentum!

Marisol Bello

June 3, 2014 at 10:13 am

Pictured here: People cheer the moment the minimum wage bill passes in the Seattle City Council. There have been a lot of minimum wage victories in the news lately. Yesterday, the Seattle City Council unanimously voted to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour. Last week, Michigan’s governor signed into law a bill that […]

Invest in Residents Who Want to Work

Guest Blogger

May 20, 2014 at 10:10 am

This piece was orginally published on the new blog Image via Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development.  By: Gary Crum My name is Gary Crum and I am a proud resident of the Oliver community in Baltimore. I am also an employee of The Reinvestment Fund Development Partners (TRFDP)—founded by Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development (BUILD) andThe Reinvestment Fund (TRF)—which develops […]

Let’s Target Infrastructure Jobs to Communities Most in Need

Rich Stolz

October 4, 2011 at 12:14 pm

Today the Transportation Equity Network released a national report ranking the states based on how well they prepare and create job opportunities for low-income and minority residents and women on transportation infrastructure projects. As pressure is building on Congress to respond to the President’s call for passage of the American Jobs Act, this report provides guidance to […]

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