Category Archives: Non-Profit Q&A

Immigration Reform: Fixing The Broken System

Each issue of Connections features an in-depth conversation with Community Works member groups.  This quarter, Warren Goldstein-Gelb, Executive Director of the Welcome Project, and Nancy Ryan of American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts (ACLUM), share their thoughtful reflections on President Obama’s State of the Union speech pertaining to immigration reform.

CW:  Do President Obama’s comments about the need for comprehensive immigration reform make you optimistic?

Goldstein-Gelb: It certainly will be positive if undocumented immigrants are no longer treated as criminals in their new communities.  If new legislation makes it possible for immigrants no longer to be the scapegoats of our society’s challenges, it will be a step forward for the culture, and make it possible for immigrant youth, adults, and families to participate more fully and meaningfully. Continue reading

Q&A with Community Works Workplace Campaign Coordinator Larissa Sapko

Featured in Fall 2012 Connections

Q&A with Larissa Sapko, an AmeriCorps volunteer who will focus on workplace campaigns during her year with Community Works.  Larissa is almost as excited to be working with Community Works as we are to have her!

Connections: What appealed to you about working at Community Works?

Larissa: I think what appealed to me the most about Community Works was the language that was used to describe the organization. For instance, the member organizations of Community Works tend to focus on social change, rather than on charity. I think that focus on treating the causes of social inequity is what initially interested me in Community Works

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Q&A with GLAD Director of Public Affairs and Education, Carisa Cunningham

Featured in Summer 2012 Connections.

Q & A with Carisa Cunningham, Director of Public Affairs and Education, highlights the important work being done by Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD).

Connections: What is GLAD’s mission?

Carisa: Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders works in the six New England states to end discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status, and gender identity and expression. GLAD pursues that goal using impact litigation, legislative lawyering, and public education. Continue reading