Issue #139, January/February 2005
Life After Lockup By Violet Law
When prisoners are released, they often return to their old communities and their old way of life. But some community groups are providing an alternative by offering shelter, life skills and job training in a new and stable environment.
Housing Ex-Offenders By Corianne P. Scally
Local nonprofits are designing programs to help ex-offenders transition back into the community. In the process they are facing many challenges from community and government objections to funding and zoning limitations. One program in New York has emerged as a beacon of success.
Predatory Lending: Redlining in Reverse By Gregory D. Squires
After years of ignoring low-income communities’ credit needs, some lenders now prey on them by offering loans with unreasonable terms. As community groups have learned more about the problem, they have started to fight back.
Building a Community-University Partnership in Newark By Kathe Newman and Dale Anglin
How the collaboration between Newark’s New Community Corporation and Rutgers University a team of students working on a single project brought benefits to both.
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