February 10, 2014 | CFA Staff | Uncategorized

To a native Californian, all Midwest winters seem extreme, but this one has been a bit of a bully. A storm tore a limb off our tree, dropping it right through the windshield and onto the horn of my housemate’s car. The horn blared like a crazed alarm clock. We and two neighbors rushed out […]

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February 5, 2014 | CFA Staff | Uncategorized

In Phoenix, the walk continues with my friends in Guadalupe. I have written about them before; an outpost of the Mexican-based Pasua Yaqui Native American tribe; squeezed on 0.8 square miles right between Phoenix and Tempe. Some see it as an undesirable blemish of poverty in carefully landscaped Phoenix and Tempe. They point to the […]

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February 3, 2014 | CFA Staff | Uncategorized

My name is Laurell Uptegrove and I came to be with LifeLine CDC through the Welfare-To-Work program in March of 2013 as an Administrative Assistant. I didn’t know anything about LifeLine CDC except that it was a non-profit organization that helped communities, the main office was in Merced, and that there was a LifeLine Community […]

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January 30, 2014 | CFA Staff | Uncategorized

Good Samaritan Ministries Neighborhood Connections/Circles What do you get when you bring together people from different racial and economic backgrounds to work on goals and build relationships? Circles. Good Samaritan Ministries recently implemented Circles®, a national movement aimed at ending poverty in communities one family at a time as part of our Neighborhood Connections program. […]

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January 27, 2014 | CFA Staff | Uncategorized

Dave Cooper of Shalom Makers Posted Jan 21 on It is a place of stark contrasts, awesome opportunities and some mysteriousness. A tiny speck in the midst of 1.7 million acres of natural, protected beauty, the little community is surrounded by mountains and blanketed by a one-of-a-kind National Radio Quiet Zone in which cell phones fall […]

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