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2006 News

Neighborhood Revitalization
$8 Million Home Improvement Program Launched in Camden

December 20, 2006

Camden Churches Organized for People (CCOP)

Neighborhood Revitalization
Rwandan Village Builds Health Clinic

December 13, 2006

Congregations Rebuilding Community in Rwanda

Rebuilding Louisiana
Big Offshore Revenue Sharing Win in Louisiana

December 8, 2006

Louisiana Interfaith Together (LIFT)

Youth Development
Contra Costa Teens Win Help with Jobs

December 5, 2006

Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organization (CCISCO)

Immigration Reform
Orange County Police Pledge Change

November 28, 2006

Orange County Congregation Community Organization (OCCCO)

Health Care Access
Santa Clara County moves toward covering uninsured adults

November 18, 2006

Peninsula Interfaith Action (PIA), People Acting in Community Together (PACT San Jose)

Safe Neighborhoods, Youth Development
New Bedford creates youth opportunities to reduce violence

November 16, 2006

United Interfaith Action of Southeastern Massachusetts (UIA)

School Improvement
New science-focused school in Oakland

November 15, 2006

Oakland Community Organizations (OCO)

Youth Development
Over $1 Million to Reduce Youth Violence in East Palo Alto

November 7, 2006

Peninsula Interfaith Action (PIA)

Housing Opportunities
Orlando FOCUS organizes for affordable housing

November 6, 2006

Federation of Congregations United to Serve (FOCUS)

Health Care Access
PICO federations get out the vote for tobacco tax initiatives in California and Missouri

November 6, 2006

Communities Creating Opportunity (CCO), PICO California

Health Care Access
Kansas City and Denver rally for full funding of SCHIP

November 5, 2006

Communities Creating Opportunity (CCO), Metro Organizations for People (MOP)

School Improvement
More school districts adopt Parent-Teacher Home Visit Project

November 2, 2006

Camden Churches Organized for People (CCOP), Metro Organizations for People (MOP), Sacramento Area Congregations Together (ACT)

Housing Opportunities
Fight continues for affordable housing in Oakland

November 1, 2006

Oakland Community Organizations (OCO)

Neighborhood Revitalization
Families press for clean and safe parks in the City of Coachella

October 31, 2006

Inland Congregations United for Change (ICUC)

Health Care Access
California and Missouri fight to save lives

October 31, 2006

Communities Creating Opportunity (CCO), PICO California

Economic Security
Gainesville churches organize to reduce utility costs

October 30, 2006

Affliliated Congregations to Improve our Neighborhoods (ACTION Network)

Housing Opportunities, Neighborhood Revitalization, Rebuilding Louisiana
Community Benefits in New Orleans

October 21, 2006

Louisiana Interfaith Together (LIFT), San Diego Organizing Project (SDOP)

School Improvement
Denver embraces Parent-Teacher Home Visits

October 6, 2006

Metro Organizations for People (MOP)

Housing Opportunities
New Jersey set to launch Camden Home Improvement Program

September 6, 2006

Camden Churches Organized for People (CCOP)

Rebuilding Louisiana
Mayoral retreat, community actions mark Katrina anniversary

August 15, 2006

Louisiana Interfaith Together (LIFT)

School Improvement
$15 million for model parent-engagement program

July 30, 2006

PICO California, Sacramento Area Congregations Together (ACT)

Rebuilding Louisiana
Senator Obama speaks at New Orleans Interfaith Service

July 20, 2006

Louisiana Interfaith Together (LIFT)

Neighborhood Revitalization
Coachella, CA Council Members Agree to Park Changes

June 22, 2006

Inland Congregations United for Change (ICUC)

Housing Opportunities
Louisiana will get federal funds to rebuild housing

June 16, 2006

Louisiana Interfaith Together (LIFT)

Neighborhood Revitalization
Melbourne, FL Restores Park, Neighborhood Safety

June 10, 2006

Congregations for Community Action (CCA)

Immigration Reform
Berkeley Immigration Forum Yields Results

June 4, 2006

Berkeley Organizing Congregations for Action (BOCA)

Immigration Reform
Youth Leaders Push American Dream Act for Immigrant Students

June 3, 2006

Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organization (CCISCO)

Economic Security
Massachusetts groups win $20.5 million for job training

June 2, 2006

Massachusetts Communities Action Network (MCAN)

Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana Prepares for Hurricanes

June 2, 2006

Louisiana Interfaith Together (LIFT)

Housing Opportunities
Orlando Wins New Affordable Housing

May 25, 2006

Federation of Congregations United to Serve (FOCUS)

Housing Opportunities
700 plus attend Mayoral Forum in New Orleans

May 7, 2006

Louisiana Interfaith Together (LIFT)

Neighborhood Revitalization
Community, youth leaders block Wal-Mart in Hercules, CA

May 3, 2006

Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organization (CCISCO)

Southeast Leadership Retreat

May 3, 2006

Affliliated Congregations to Improve our Neighborhoods (ACTION Network), Baldwin County ACT II, Birmingham Faith In Action, Federation of Congregations United to Serve (FOCUS), Congregations for Community Action (CCA)

Safe Neighborhoods
Youth Leaders Tackle Violence in San Bernardino, California

May 2, 2006

Inland Congregations United for Change (ICUC)

School Improvement
New Aviation High School to open in Oakland

May 1, 2006

Oakland Community Organizations (OCO)

Neighborhood Revitalization
Fighting to keep Allentown clean

April 28, 2006

Congregations United for Neighborhood Action (CUNA)

Health Care Access
Vermont clergy push to break deadlock on health care

April 28, 2006

Vermont Interfaith Action (VIA)

Immigration Reform
Contra Costa Families Gather at Pittsburg Vigil

April 11, 2006

Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organization (CCISCO)

Senate Appropriations Committee offers new ray of hope for the Gulf Coast

April 5, 2006

Louisiana Interfaith Together (LIFT)

PICO LIFT statement on levees

April 4, 2006

Louisiana Interfaith Together (LIFT)

Housing Opportunities
San Francisco wins $20 million for affordable housing

April 3, 2006

San Francisco Organizing Project (SFOP)

Safe Neighborhoods
Massachusetts passes bill to reduce gang violence

March 24, 2006

Massachusetts Communities Action Network (MCAN)

Neighborhood Revitalization
Religious leaders press for federal aid to Louisiana

March 17, 2006

Louisiana Interfaith Together (LIFT), PICO National Network

Civic Participation
New Orleans Days of Declaration

March 11, 2006

Louisiana Interfaith Together (LIFT)

School Improvement
$1 million for new schools in San Jose

March 3, 2006

People Acting in Community Together (PACT San Jose)

Health Care Access
Pressure limits damage to Medicaid

February 15, 2006

PICO National Network

School Improvement
San Jose supports alternative education for at-risk students

February 15, 2006

People Acting in Community Together (PACT San Jose)

Neighborhood Revitalization
After a 3 year push homeless shelter finally opens

February 1, 2006

Greater Long Beach Interfaith Community Organization (ICO)

Youth Development
CCISCO holds 8th annual Youth Celebration

February 1, 2006

Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organization (CCISCO)

Neighborhood Revitalization
County to up social services funding

February 1, 2006

Affliliated Congregations to Improve our Neighborhoods (ACTION Network)

Safe Neighborhoods
Pennsylvania City Revamps Police

January 30, 2006

Congregations United for Neighborhood Action (CUNA)

Housing Opportunities
Oakland launches ballot initiative for housing

January 25, 2006

Oakland Community Organizations (OCO)