Author Archives: Rebecca Herst

Eliza Parad Quoted in Boston Globe on MA Foreclosures

Eliza Parad, JOI Alumnus 2009-10, was quoted in the Boston Globe last week.  She is currently working as a tenant organizer at the Chelsea Collaborative, a former Fellowship Placement organization.  Eliza was at the statehouse for a rally of housing … Read More

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Alumni Blogging about JOI!

In the last few weeks a couple of alumni have been blogging about their experiences with JOI. First Chava Hassan, JOI class of 05-06, wrote this great post on the Repair the World blog: http://werepair.org/blog/organizing-for-change/3911 Then just today Julie Aronowitz, … Read More

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Annie Fox Organizes Action to take on Bank of America

Religious leaders of Greater Boston take a stand against usurious rates by moving their money out of Bank of America. In an action organized by alumnus Annie Fox on November 17, 2010, 113 religious leaders from across Greater Boston gathered … Read More

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Dan Lesser Organizes for a Parent-Teacher Home Visit Program

Recently United Interfaith Action, a current JOI placement organization, hosted a press conference to kick-off of the parent-teacher home visit project in New Bedford, MA. It was attended by the Mayor, Superintendent, the Teacher’s Union president, and 3 school committee … Read More

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Re/Storing Nashville Creating Equity in Food Deserts

JOI Alumnus Miriam Leibowitz (JOI Class of 02/03) is the Program Coordinator of Re/Storing Nashville, a program of Community Food Advocates.  She is organizing Tennessee residents who live in food deserts around accessibility to quality and healthful food. Recently, an … Read More

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