Read Alan’s latest post on the CACLV blog here.
I’m proud that First Presbyterian Church is a major partner in the effort to expand capacity at the Sixth Street Shelter by 25%. In my vocation as Director of Mission at First Pres, I can see the enthusiasm for this project bubbling over for the volunteers and staff who are about to unleash our part of the overall campaign with incredible passion, dedication, and faith.
I’m also sensing a great para-movement about to emerge this year for the regional homeless population that will bless the great work being done by CACLV, the Conference of Churches, St. Paul’s Lutheran and others. Make no mistake: traditional sources of funding for much-needed programs are more hard-pressed now than ever (evidenced by this NYT piece from last week focusing on how federal cuts to Community Development Block Grants are hurting Allentown), but our non-government institutions have a bigger role to play in the New Generative Economy than we’ve often been led to believe. Faith communities are such institutions, and people of faith will be called on to extend the re-prioritization demanded by Christmas into the new year and beyond.
Stay tuned, friends.
- A Tale of Two Headlines and the New Generative Economy (chriscocca.com)
- Building A Conspiracy: Help Wanted (chriscocca.com)