Monday, December 7, 2009

MOM Donor Drive Needs YOU

Tremendous THANKS to ALL who have stepped up to pledge their support of MOM during our 2009 Green Jobs Donor Drive!

We are over halfway to our goal of raising $5,000 through a grassroots phonebanking drive led by a core of fabulous volunteers, but we have just 2 weeks left! Your support is vital to MOM's ongoing work for social, economic and environmental justice in the South Bronx and beyond - we simply cannot do this without the support grassroots donors like you.

If you haven't yet made a pledge and are at all able, please consider committing $5-10 per month to become a MOM Sustainer and help kickstart our new Green Jobs Campaign. You can click on the "Support MOM" link on the right, or go directly to Network for Good and make your pledge.

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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Bronx Unemployment: Today's Math

The NY Times' 12/6/09 Sunday Metro feature, "With 'You’re Hired,' Gaining Entry to a Select Group" breaks down the odds of landing a minimum wage food service job in this current economy. Hear the stories of 7 employees at the new Applebees on Fordham Road in the Bronx, where 6,500 people applied for 120 jobs.

Some areas of the South Bronx have up to a 35% unemployment rate - the highest in the tri-state region and one of the highest in the country. In addition, South Bronx residents suffer the highest rates of asthma in the
United States. Although there is much talk lately about the emerging "green economy," MOM is determined to ensure that local working class and low-income residents are at the table when it comes to creating the blueprints for these new developments in labor and the economy.

If you are a South Bronx resident and are interested in getting involved with MOM's Green Jobs Campaign, please email or call 718.842.2224