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FELON-TIF FUNDS-LIQUOR STORE: Are you outraged ?

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October 3, 2013

On Sunday,  September 29,2013 , the Chicago Tribune published a front page, above the fold, article on the state of economic development and the quality of life in South Austin. It is an important piece of research and history on Austin. www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-south-austin-liquor-store-20130929,0,1042994.story chicagotribune.com Blinking beer sign illuminates Austin’s problems Liquor store with ties to felon...
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Let’s help our Alderman Invest in our community

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October 28, 2011
Let’s help our Alderman Invest in our community

As we all know Austin is in deep need of investment. One way this is accomplished in a small way is through help from the city through the Alderman’s Menu Fund, a $1.32 Million dollar budget to be spent on improvements here.  Unfortunately here in the 29th ward, according to an AustinTalks article, $162,584...
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CANA Speaks out in “AustinTalks.org” about Accountability and Lack of Planning by Elected Officials for the Austin Community

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June 28, 2011
CANA Speaks out in “AustinTalks.org” about Accountability and Lack of Planning by Elected Officials for the Austin Community

Residents seek answers, accountability in aldermen’s first 100 days by Sarah Ostman on June 22, 2011 Before Rahm Emanuel became mayor last month, his team rolled out a transition plan. The 71-page document outlines a to-do list for his first 100 days in office, his first year and beyond, and includes a number of...
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Projects and Priorities for the Austin Community – CANA has a list

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June 20, 2011

CANA members have identified a list of goals and projects for the Austin community. We hope this agenda will spur community leaders, organizations and elected officials to adopt strategic projects and plans for collaboration for the benefit of Austin.  Some ideas are borrowed and some are new but all are needed. CANA is ready and willing...
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High Paying Jobs Can Be Filled By You

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February 23, 2011

A unique opportunity for training exists in the Austin neighborhood, available at low cost. There are exciting, high-paying manufacturing  jobs going unfilled due to a lack of skilled workers, even in this economy. Manufacturing is an exciting and growing industry, where companies create high-tech, complex products like wind turbines and airplanes. Manufacturing companies have...
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AUSTIN COMING TOGETHER is a REALITY

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December 10, 2010

Austin Coming Together, organization of organizations, continues with its mission to support the development economic and educational opportunities that improve the quality of life within the Austin community. Its goal is to remove barriers that impede progress.  The organization is still in formation. The website is under development and staffing is not complete. However...
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CANA Designs War Room, A Place to Coordinate Austin Revitalization Efforts

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November 23, 2010

The CANA Think Tank has begun to explore and plan for a “War Room” .. a place where all efforts can be coordinated and managed for the long term community revitalization efforts. This permanent place will  house all the tools and project management for the many organizations and individuals who want to work toward...
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AUSTIN COMING TOGETHER, A NEEDED CONCEPT, AN ORGANIZATION TO FILL THE NEED

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November 19, 2010

Austin Coming Together, ACT is a relatively new organization of organizations. Its mission is to create an intermediary infrastructure of sustainable resources, systems and networks that provide economic and educational opportunities that improve the quality of life within the Austin community.  ACT describes its method of achieving its mission, its Theory of Change, as...
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Comprehensive Effort will Keep Young People Safe; Offer Mentoring, Job Opportunities

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November 19, 2010

The Illinois Neighborhood Recovery Initiative is a comprehensive effort to strengthen and revitalize urban communities. It’s goal will be accomplished by: engaging young people; offering job training for adults and small businesses; providing funding for small businesses.  This public-private partnership will reach an estimated 18,000 youth through programs such as: Mentoring Plus-Jobs, which will...
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