Friday Round-Up: This Week in the News

“The 288,000 figure for April was the best monthly increase since January 2012.” U.S. Payrolls Gained 288,000 Jobs In April, Jobless Rate Falls to 6.3% (New York Times)

“From Regina, a veteran who now builds houses for people in need, to Lane, studying at a top university on a full ride scholarship, these 10 formerly homeless people prove there’s only one way to go once you’ve hit rock bottom.” 10 Formerly Homeless People Who Used Rock Bottom As A Springboard To Greatness (Huffington Post)

“Of the 165,000 affordable housing units created or preserved under Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, fewer than 10,000 were set aside for older residents, the Council of Senior Centers and Services said in a recent report urging Mr. Bloomberg’s successor, Bill de Blasio, to increase those numbers.” Up in Years and All but Priced Out of New York (New York Times)

“To really make a difference for survivors of domestic violence, our legislators, law enforcement and judges need to develop a definition of domestic violence that truly reflects the crime in all of its forms.” Domestic Violence Is Not Merely a Type of  ‘Violence’ (Huffington Post)

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January 7, 2019

Volunteer Spotlight: Sirisha Bonda

Sirisha Bonda (right) with Elaine Johnson, Calvary’s Senior Manager of Education & Programs Sirisha Bonda was introduced to Calvary through her fellowship with Service Never Sleeps (SNS), a nonp…
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Volunteer Spotlight: Natalia Li

“Not only do I get to see them succeed, but I also learn from them in the process.” Natalia Li takes time out of her busy schedule to fulfill not one, but two volunteer roles at Calvary…
January 21, 2019

Reflections on Martin Luther King, Jr.

Since 1986, Americans have observed Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a way to honor the life & achievements of the civil rights leader. To celebrate, women at Calvary Women’s Services took a…