Monday, June 27, 2011

Out of Reach: Place, Poverty and the New Welfare State

This video outlines some of the challenges we face at CitySquare!

Issues of continuing funding. Program location. Effective job training. Public Policy and advocacy. The need for an expanded individual donor base and more effective deployment of volunteer resources. All challenges that have increased since the 'Great Recession'. All challenges that existed before but have intensified over the past several years.

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We're seeking to answer the challenges through streamlining operations, identifying programmatic synergies and operational efficiencies - with our CityWalk@Akard vertical community; with our plans for the Opportunity Center located in South Dallas, where we are co-locating our food service programming, job training, health care services and a grocery store with exciting social enterprise implications; with our expanded emphasis on addressing the root causes of poverty through public policy and advocacy.

These are no ordinary times. I'm thankful to be a part of an extraordinary organization!

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