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Partnership for Working Families | November 27, 2013

Partnership Executive Director Leslie Moody has been recognized as a Democracy Champion by National Priorities Project (NPP). NPP recognized Moody, one of 32 allies and partners from across the country, “for exemplary leadership and tenacious commitment to the democratic ideals upon which our nation was founded.”

Partnership for Working Families | November 6, 2013

At the National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations’ (NACEDA) national convening in October, the Partnership joined a panel that explored how communities are implementing Community Benefit Agreements (CBAs) to leverage local investment for community-based economic growth.

Partnership for Working Families | November 6, 2013

More than sixty municipal waste professionals, progressive funders, environmental justice advocates, and worker justice leaders joined the Partnership-hosted “Transforming Trash for Jobs, Climate and Community Health” webinar on October 17. The webinar offered key lessons for people who want to build environmental and economic resilience by transforming trash and building a recycling economy in their own cities, and shared case studies from around the country.

Partnership for Working Families | November 6, 2013

In September, Partnership affiliates Puget Sound Sage, Working Partnerships USA, FRESC, and ISAIAH showcased and analyzed their housing campaigns before representatives of nearly 40 local and national organizations at an important gathering of organizations working on inclusionary housing nationwide.

Partnership for Working Families | August 15, 2013

Shar Habibi, Research and Policy Director of In the Public Interest (ITPI), The Partnership for Working Families’ resource center on privatization and responsible contracting, spoke on a July 27 panel at the Young Elected Officials Network National Convening.  This gathering brought together several hundred young elected progressive leaders from around the country.

Partnership for Working Families | June 24, 2013

The Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition (NWBCCC) is celebrating a game changing Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) in New York City, signed with the Kingsbridge National Ice Center (KNIC).  KNIC is building the world’s largest ice center at the Kingsbridge Armory, and the Kingsbridge CBA ensures that the project will incorporate community priorities and vision.  The victory is the culmination of 15 years of hard work and patient organizing. 

Partnership for Working Families | June 6, 2013

Leslie Moody, Executive Director of the Partnership for Working Families, will join Bob King, president of the United Auto Workers, as a keynote speaker for the annual policy conference this Saturday, June 8.

The 2013 Michigan Summit will focus on threats to Michigan's democratic foundation, middle class families, and how activists can mobilize and make connections for change.

Partnership for Working Families | April 24, 2013

Join us for our 5th national gathering in the birthplace of the community benefits movement, and home to leading edge efforts to rebuild our economy. Our Summit brings together hundreds of leaders that are building power from the grassroots up – driving an agenda of good jobs, clean environment, and thriving communities from a powerful organizing base in our nation’s largest cities.

Partnership for Working Families | April 22, 2013

On Sunday April 21 Philadelphians Organized to Witness, Empower and Rebuild (POWER) assembled concerned citizens in a citywide meeting to address ways to improve the city. They laid out plans for winning real progress in three areas – good jobs at the Philadelphia airport, improved education, and immigration reform.  

Partnership for Working Families | February 5, 2013

Emails between the Foundation for Excellence in Education (FEE), founded and chaired by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and state education officials show that the foundation is writing state education laws and regulations in ways that could benefit its corporate funders.