December 2012

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    In Memoriam: Jon Kest

    Jon Kest, director of New York Communities for Change, a founder of the Working Families Party, and former head organizer for the New York chapter of ACORN, died of cancer on December 5. He was 57. more

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    Stephanie Allewalt becomes Senior Planner at GRAEF

    Stephanie R. Allewalt has started as senior planner at GRAEF, an engineering and design firm based in Milwaukee. Allewalt was previously fund development manager at the Northwest Side Community Development Corporation. more

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    Amy Schur to become Campaign Director for ACCE

    Amy Schur, Executive Director of Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) since its founding in 2010, will transition into the role of Campaign Director for the organization. Prior to helping to launch ACCE, Schur was Head Organizer of California ACORN and had worked as a community organizer on the South side of Chicago, in Detroit, and in cities across California. more

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    Christina Livingston to become Executive Director of ACCE

    Christina Livingston will take over as Executive Director of Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) on January 1, 2013. Christina began her organizing career in 2004 and helped launch ACCE in 2010, serving as Field Director, Deputy Director, and most recently Co-Director.  The board of ACCE credits Livingston with helping to lead a successful coalition effort that passed landmark foreclosure prevention legislation. more

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    New York Housing Conference and National Housing Conference 39th Annual Awards Program

    On December 6, 2012, leaders in the affordable housing and community development industry met to recognize four recipients for their contributions to revitalizing neighborhoods and communities. Among honorees, J. Ronald Terwillger received the Empire Award for Leadership in Affordable Housing.