The Power of Partnerships: How Community Organizations Collaborate to Create Change

October 11, 2016

by Linda Novick O’KeefeFounding Chief Executive Officer, Common Threads

Nonprofit organizations across the country work every day to improve their communities in inspiring and innovative ways, but large scale progress does not happen in a vacuum. It requires communication and collaboration among networks of partners, pooling resources and innovating together. It requires establishing clear and aligned objectives and creating programs that complement one another to create significant change.

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Education Department Awards $48 Million in TRIO Educational Opportunity Centers Grants to Improve Adult College Readiness


AUGUST 15, 2016

The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of $48 million in grants to 143 colleges and organizations in 42 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico under the Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC) program – all aimed at promoting college readiness for more than 196,000 adults.

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Federal grants boost efforts to assist formerly incarcerated men and women, at-risk youth

L.A. organizations receive $2.36 million to provide key services for Angelenos who face significant barriers to employment.


LOS ANGELES — Millions in new federal grant dollars have been awarded to organizations in Los Angeles that are working to address challenges faced by people involved with the criminal justice system.

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US Labor Department announces $64.5m in grants as part of Obama Administration’s efforts to break cycle of poverty, crime and incarceration

Awards provide services for at-risk youth; currently and formerly incarcerated individuals


WASHINGTON — What’s next for the 600,000 people released from federal and state prisons annually, millions more leaving county and local jails, and others in danger of falling into the cycle of poverty, crime and incarceration? With the help of $64.5 million in grants announced today by the U.S. Department of Labor, the answer for some will soon be in-demand skills, access to good jobs and a stronger foundation of support within their communities.

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Job fair geared toward transgender people to be held at LA City College

HOLLYWOOD — More than 50 employers are slated to attend a career fair geared toward transgender individuals at Los Angeles City College in Hollywood Monday.

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Congressman Becerra announces more than $8.3 million in AmeriCorps funding for organizations in Los Angeles


LOS ANGELES — Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, today announced that his district has received more than $8.3 million in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and service programs.

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