Racial & Economic Justice

Volunteers needed for 100,000 Homes Campaign Registry Week

Ruby Sinreich's picture

Passing on an invitation from a friend:

Dear Friends,

I've mentioned the 100,000 Homes Campaign and my work as the Coordinator here in the Triangle to many of you. NOW is the time to consider volunteering. Read on for more information....


The national 100,000 Homes Campaign is a grassroots effort to find and place the most vulnerable, long-term homeless individuals into 100,000 households across the country by July 2013. To learn more about the campaign, please click here and be inspired by these videos: 100K Homes Introduction , 100K Homes Registry Week


As part of the national campaign, the United Way of the Greater Triangle, the Orange County Partnership to End Homelessness and the Wake County Partnership to End Homelessness are planning a weeklong effort called “Registry Week” to identify and help persons who are homeless obtain and sustain permanent housing.


The goal of Orange and Wake Counties’ Registry Week is to create a by-name registry of people living on our streets and in shelters, enabling us to prioritize those who have significant medical issues and have been homeless the longest. The Vulnerability Index is administered in the form of a survey, which captures a homeless individual’s health and the duration of his/her homelessness. This ranking allows those with the most severe health risks to be identified and prioritized for housing and other support. What we learn together during Registry Week will help us reduce chronic homelessness in Wake and Orange counties.


We are recruiting dedicated volunteers to canvass streets and shelters to survey the most vulnerable homeless individuals and families. To ensure the most accurate count possible, we will survey individuals during the early morning and evening hours for three consecutive days. The survey findings will be presented at a community debriefing at the conclusion of Registry Week on Friday, January 27th.


Volunteer opportunities include:


Administering surveys to homeless individuals on the streets, in campsites and shelters throughout Orange and Wake Counties in early morning and evening hours

Entering survey data at the United Way offices in Morrisville


For more information about training times and volunteer opportunities, check out visi thttp://www.unitedwaytriangle.org/100khomes/
Consider joining us in two weeks and help us end homelessness in our community. 

Best,
chantelle


Chantelle Fisher-Borne
Coordinator, 100K Homes – Triangle Registry Week
cfisherborne@unitedwaytriangle.org

919 260 2189 

Date: 

Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 12:00pm to Friday, January 27, 2012 - 12:00pm

Maybe Corporate Personhood is a Good Thing ... ??

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No, no, really (he says, doing his very best, over-the-top, under-the-weather Ricky Gervais). Bear with me for a sec. If those who advocate for corporations to be persons (*cough* *hack* -- the 1%) follow through consistently with their political beliefs (granted, with Gingrich and Romney as standard-bearers, not very likely – but this is my satirical piece, so let me finish) …

16th Annual Conference on Race, Class, Gender, and Ethnicity

The Conference on Race, Class, Gender, and Ethnicity would like to announce its 16th Annual Conference, “Waking Up from the American Dream: The Sober Reality of Class in America.” On Saturday, February 25th, 2012, academics, community activists, practitioners, and students will come together at the UNC School of Law Rotunda to contribute to the rejuvenation of a discussion of class and inequality. We hope to encourage a heterodox approach grounded in the intersection of an honest exploration of class and the realities of racial, feminist, ethnic, and queer identities and the law. For more information and to register please visit our website, http://studentorgs.law.unc.edu/crcge/conferences/2012/default.aspx.

Date: 

Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

UNC School of Law, Van Hecke-Wettach Hall, 160 Ridge Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380

Lee Scholars Charter School Moves Forward

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I have "School Board 101" tomorrow and Friday, so if I were smart, I'd probably wait to write this after being trained in how to avoid saying something stupid.  But that's never quite been my style, so here goes.  As always, note that I speak here for myself only, not the CHCCS board in this.

2012: My View; Marlowe Foster, Candidate for Labor Commissioner in North Carolina

Every election cycle we hear the familiar refrain that this is the most important election of our life.  For the first time in my life, I believe it.  2012 IS the most important election we have faced.  Anger and frustration toward elected officials reigns.  We face extreme budgetary challenges as a state and nation.  Anytime you express policy differences you are immediately charged with being anti-American.  There is no focus on finding solutions to problems.  2012 is pivotal in determining whether the state we leave our children is better or worse than in the past.

March to defend the Human Rights Center

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There will be a march from Carrboro Town Commons (where the Really Really Free Market will be going on) to Abbey Court to protest the management's attempt to evict and fine the Human Rights Center which has done great work to support and organize residents. 

Date: 

Saturday, December 3, 2011 - 3:30am

Location: 

Carrboro Town Commons, West Main Street at Laurel Street

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