Advocacy

Vision Keepers Dinner

Visions Keepers Dinner They are the face of service in their faith communities. They give unselfishly of their energy, emotions, material resources and time in helping others. Because a need existed, and they arose to meet it. Because they care. Because it was the right thing to do. They are the keepers of what’s best…

Interfaith Clergy and Community Statement

  Whether we live, work and/or worship in Evanston, we are inextricably bound to one another and the common ideals upon which our diverse faith traditions are founded. We understand that many in our midst have experienced those common ideals being placed at risk over the last 18 months and in the days following the…

Advocacy Team Surveys New Housing Ordinance

The advocacy team of Interfaith Action of Evanston has been monitoring enforcement of the city’s amended inclusionary housing ordinance, which went into effect on January 1. The ordinance is designed to require developers to include affordable housing in their planned development projects. Under the ordinance, at least ten percent of new units built in Evanston…

Winter Gathering

Interfaith Action of Evanston Winter Gathering  January 2016 “Effects of State and Local Budget Cuts on Homelessness” A panel discussion focusing on the following issues: Declining tax revenues and reduced budget reserves have made spending cuts that hurt families and communities and impacting social services and programs serving homelessness. Our January Gathering will discuss our…

Working Toward Systemic Change

city hall

The Education & Advocacy Committees monitor local and national initiatives impacting poverty, unemployment, homelessness, and hunger and recommend public actions for Interfaith Action of Evanston members to engage in together to affect systemic change. Public Gatherings provide a venue for volunteers, supporters and others who care to learn and discuss how we can change underlying…

Help Support Our Advocacy Work

Under the leadership of St. Mark’s Rev. Debra Bullock, IAE — in partnership with Chicago Coalition for the Homeless and Connections for the Homeless (Evanston) — is ramping up its advocacy efforts on behalf of our clients. Be sure to LIKE our FaceBook page and we’ll keep you abreast of local efforts and issues, as well…

Inspiring Quotes from our Hospitality Center Guests

Joe Berube a former Entrypoint caseworker at Connections for the Homeless and currently employed by Northwestern University’s Athletic Department was asked to provide some inspirational quotes for a recent staff meeting. Here is what he said: “Instead of giving you famous quotes from well known people like Yogi Berra: “It ain’t over til it’s over”…