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Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Harvey Jones | Sunday, 29th December, 2019 Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Here’s why I reckon the FTSE 100 could top 8,000 in 2020 Enter Your Email Address Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. 2019 is shaping up to be a good year for the FTSE 100. At time of writing, the leading benchmark of blue-chip stocks trades at just over 7,500, up around 11% since the start of the year.A total return of 15%This is a pretty decent return, and if you add in the current yield of 4.5%, you’re looking at a total return of more than 15%. By comparison, a best buy Cash ISA pays just 1.3%, which is never going to make you rich.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…This may only be the start for the FTSE 100’s resurgence, as it looks set to benefit from both the ‘Boris bounce’, in the wake of last week’s landslide, and signs that the US and China are dialling down on trade war tensions.The index has some catching up to do, as it remains relatively cheap compared to many global markets. Investors have been scared away by all the uncertainty over both Brexit and the prospect of a radical Jeremy Corbyn-led Labour government.UK stocks have underperformed compared to the rampant US, but also Europe and Japan, while doing only marginally better than struggling emerging markets. I reckon that next year, it will start to close the gap with the rest of the world. I’m not the only one who thinks this.There’s lots of value out thereAJ Bell investment director Russ Mould has pointed out the FTSE 100 is barely any higher than three years ago and the pound is still way below where it was in summer 2016. “So it is relatively easy for value-seeking contrarians to make a case for a UK stock market which has underperformed, feels unloved and looks potentially undervalued on the basis of earnings and yield.”Like me, he reckons the chance of the index hitting 8,000 by the end of 2020 are better than many suspect. Here are some top stocks that may climb if it does.Nearly £15bn has flowed out of the UK equity market since the EU referendum in 2016, according to data from the Investment Association, and as Mould puts it, “unloved often means undervalued.” Right now, it trades on around 12.5 times consensus earnings estimates for 2020.These things could get in the wayNow there are potential headwinds, as there always are. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is locking himself into a tight deadline for securing a trade deal with the EU, aiming to get it done by 31 December 2020. If he manages that, the FTSE 100 will get an extra lift. If not, expect trouble.Global events will also play a part. If the US strikes a trade deal with China, markets around the world will fly, and take the FTSE 100 with them.The US Federal Reserve might cut rates again next year, which would help, while governments and central bankers around the world are dumping austerity in favour of looser fiscal policy. 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The problem is that Tesla’s share price has skyrocketed nearly 640% over the last year. This is fantastic for existing shareholders, but the valuation today is very high.Fortunately, there are other battery-linked stocks to choose from, and I’ve found two that I think will suit my portfolio’s passive income and growth needs.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…A battery stock hidden undergroundThe first of the battery stocks is Glencore (LSE:GLEN), a multinational metal mining company.Metals may sound like an odd and boring way to enter the battery market, but it is an essential piece of the puzzle. Today you’ll find lithium-ion batteries in almost all electronic devices from, phones to electric cars. But despite what the name suggests, lithium is not the main ingredient.The primary metals needed to make a lithium-ion battery are nickel, cobalt, and aluminium. And the first two are in short supply.As it turns out, Glencore is a world-leading producer of all three. And while Covid-19 did put a damper on performance in 2020, overall, the business’s financial health looks good to me.Having said that, there are some substantial issues. The most significant being the price of these metals are set by the market, not the company. Which means the battery stock is subject to fluctuating market prices for its products. The effects of this can be seen by looking at its net income over the last five years.Furthermore, most of its operations are international. And securing mining licenses can be a challenge, especially in developing nations with unstable political environments.Energy storage upgradedThe second battery stock is another mining company, Anglo Pacific Group (LSE:APF). Unlike Glencore, the business doesn’t dig up any nickel, cobalt, or aluminium. But what it does produce is vanadium.Why does this matter? To explain, let’s take a quick look at the science of battery technology.Lithium-ion batteries are capable of high-density energy storage. This makes them ideal for use in small electronic devices. However, continual recharging decreases their lifespan and efficiency. That makes them a pretty poor choice for electrical grids as the batteries would be continually charged and discharged.That’s where vanadium-flow batteries come in. They can store large amounts of energy with minimal maintenance required. They can also last up to 20 years without degradation from charge cycles. The technology is very difficult to minimise, and so you won’t see them being used for electric vehicles. But size is less of a problem when powering a national electrical grid.Unfortunately, just like Glencore, the battery stock is exposed to the same risks. That means non-existent pricing power and complex negotiations to secure additional mining sites.The Bottom LineThe transition towards electric vehicles and renewable energy sources continues. As a result, the need for efficient energy storage is surging.Personally, I find the vanadium-based batteries to be far more promising, especially since the energy sector is a huge market to tap into. In my opinion, the risks, while big, don’t outweigh the potential rewards. And since I’m already a shareholder of Anglo Pacific, I think it might be time to increase my position. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. 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Rector Washington, DC Western Louisiana opens homeless shelter in partnership with rural community Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Jobs & Calls Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Advocacy Peace & Justice Featured Events Tags Rector Shreveport, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Cathedral Dean Boise, ID This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Job Listing Rector Martinsville, VA Friends pose for a photo with the Rev. Christie Fleming during lunch Oct. 22 at The Lighthouse, a shelter Fleming opened in Bastrop, Louisiana. Photo: Maple Jones[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Christie Fleming had just officiated a funeral when she saw Sylvester White for the first time. The two were in a cemetery when Fleming, then-vicar of Christ Episcopal Church in Bastrop, Louisiana, noticed White passing time amid the gravestones. “And we started talking, and we stayed connected after that,” Fleming recently told Episcopal News Service. White, who is 62 and homeless, began attending services at Christ Church. “And then when I finally decided that I wanted to start the shelter and all of that, of course he wanted to be a part of that,” Fleming said.The shelter is now The Lighthouse, Bastrop’s only homeless shelter, which opened about a month ago amid the pandemic in the annex of a former school building. Fleming, who is now the Episcopal Church in Western Louisiana’s missioner for community care and reconciliation, was a driving force behind the community project. The day shelter is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and offers three meals a day. Plans are underway to open an overnight wing.Mack and Robert pose for a photo at the entrance to The Lighthouse on Oct. 22. Photo: Christie FlemingBy 2008, three pillars of Bastrop’s manufacturing-based economy, two International Paper mills and a Jordache clothing factory, had closed. In 2017, nola.com ranked Bastrop ninth on its list of Louisiana’s 20 fastest-shrinking cities and towns, citing steady population decline since 2000, driven in large part by loss of industry. Today, Bastrop has around 10,000 residents – the majority African American – and 47.9% of the population lives in poverty. The city’s median household income is $20,439, and its unemployment rate is 9.7%. Morehouse Parish (counties are called parishes in Louisiana) is one of the largest employers; residents also work in forestry, agriculture, health care and service industries. “But finding work is not easy,” Fleming said.Bastrop is in the Diocese of Western Louisiana, though geographically it’s in the northeastern part of the state. Bishop Jacob Owensby described Bastrop via email as “a place of bayous, pine forests, fertile farmland, small towns, and midsize cities.” The diocese’s churches are small; about half have an average attendance of 50 people, and at some congregations, as few as eight people fill the pews. Bastrop is emblematic of the region, Owensby said, where a weakened economy has forced many to move.After seminary, Fleming moved to Bastrop from Berkeley, California, in June 2017 to serve as rector of Christ Church. Less than two years after arriving, she realized the rector position wasn’t the right fit. Fleming, 62, was a spiritual director before enrolling in seminary in 2014 and had worked with homeless communities in San Diego and San Francisco. “Certainly, within four or five months, it became clear to me” that Bastrop had a significant homeless population and that a local shelter was needed, she said. When Fleming left Christ Church last October and became the diocesan missioner of community care and reconciliation, she started the shelter.With Bastrop’s economic collapse, homelessness in the city has grown, and until September, the closest shelter was 26 miles away. “It’s a chronic problem in Bastrop now, and there has not been a solution,” Mayor Henry Cotton told ENS. He has seen families living in cars: “I don’t know how they do it, but they do have children in school, and they make do.” Fleming characterized homelessness in Bastrop as subtle. “The homeless community is not out on the streets like they are in San Francisco,” she said.As cities, San Francisco and Bastrop do not compare, though Fleming sees a commonality between their homeless residents. When she worked with unsheltered people in California, they felt that “they weren’t worthy, and then three months later, they’re serving the chalice because they see themselves in a different light. And a similar thing is happening here,” Fleming said.A few weeks in, about 12 to 15 people, mostly men, spend time at The Lighthouse each day. Fleming said they are mostly from Bastrop originally, though some had moved to the city from other parts of Louisiana and the country to be near family. Many of them used to work for the paper mills. At the shelter, “people respect one another,” said Sylvester White, who grew up in Bastrop. There’s a room for watching television and playing games, a quiet room and a dining room. A fourth room will eventually serve as a chapel and clothing distribution site, and Fleming is working with the city on permission to create an overnight space with showers. A cold breakfast is on offer, and community members provide cooked meals such as casseroles for lunch and dinner. Maple Jones, one of The Lighthouse’s board members, coordinates meals. “So far, that has worked very, very well,” Fleming said. “We are so blessed to have the strong support of the community here.”The diocese pays Fleming’s salary as director of The Lighthouse, which is both a diocesan mission and an independent nonprofit. Beyond Fleming, the shelter is run by volunteers. The city supports the nonprofit with $1,000 per month and police department support. The Lighthouse welcomes all needing shelter, Fleming said, whatever their faith and regardless of where they live. “We finally have our 501(c)(3) in place,” she said, adding that grant writing is in her future. “Hopefully we can get our financial foundation settled soon.”White contributes to the endeavor by keeping the place clean; other clients contribute in their ways. “The homeless are equal partners,” Owensby said. “It’s not like we’re delivering what they don’t have and they’re just recipients.”– Heather Beasley Doyle is a freelance journalist, writer and editor based in Massachusetts. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Collierville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET By Heather Beasley DoylePosted Oct 29, 2020 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Submit an Event Listing Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Press Release Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Course Director Jerusalem, Israel AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY
Live music licensing changes could hit fundraising concerts 32 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Proposed changes to the licensing of live music in England and Wales could threaten all forms of live music including carol singing, fundraising concerts and even people singing a capella in your garden for a party.The Licensing Bill proposes that a licence will be required for any place where public performance is undertaken. A performance will include any event where there is a charge or benefit. This could therefore range from an end of year school concert, carol singing at the supermarket, and a major international music festival. Churches will be included as venues that will need to acquire licences.According to the Department for Culture’s Regulatory Impact Assessment, licence fees could range from £300 to £5,760 for an initial application, with an annual fee thereafter of between £50 and £250. A temporary licence for one-off events could cost as little as £250, but with a maximum of five such licences being granted per year to a venue. Clearly these fees could jeopardise many fundraising events. Advertisement Tagged with: Community fundraising Events Howard Lake | 15 January 2003 | News In case you were thinking that you could always ignore the licence because your primary school Christmas concert or sponsored singalong would pass unnoticed, be aware that penalties for breaking the law include a six month jail sentence or a £20,000 fine. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport estimates that over 177,000 premises will be affected by the legislation. The Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) points out that a further 20,000 or so churches and places of worship will also be affected. The RSCM argues: “For the many thousands of churches that simply offer their building as a facility to the community, this will be unjust and crippling. It may put an end to a great deal of professional, amateur and community music-making and performance.”A number of groups are encouraging people to raise these concerns with their MP and Rt Hon Tessa Jowell MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.Find further details of how to take action at the Royal School of Church Music.
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Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in the Mortgage Industry Related Articles Previous: Homeowners Underinsured for Certain Natural Disaster Next: Clarification for Debt Collectors and Servicers The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in the Mortgage Industry About Author: Seth Welborn The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Diversity Diversity Symposium Five Star 2019-05-08 Seth Welborn Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Diversity Diversity Symposium Five Star Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News On Wednesday, the Five Star Institute hosted the Five Star Diversity Symposium in Dallas, Texas. The event was a day-long event focused on advancing the conversation on diversity within the mortgage industry, and featured keynote addresses from industry leaders as well as panel discussions.Wednesday’s Symposium featured presentations from Charmaine Brown, Director in the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion at Fannie Mae; Bob McCranie, Broker and Owner of Texas Pride Realty; Lori A. Trawinski, Director, Financial Security Team at the AARP Public Policy Institute; Five Star President and CEO Ed Delgado; and many more.Sheri Crosby Wheeler, VP Corporate Social Responsibility, Mr. Cooper, kicked off the day with a presentation titled “Disrupting Diversity & Inclusion: New Strategies, Initiatives and Technologies to Take Your Efforts to the Next Level.” Afterward, Lola Oyewole, HR Leader, U.S Operations and Global Chief Diversity Officer at Ocwen Financial Corporation moderated a panel on “Retaining and Advancing Underrepresented Talent,” featuring panel members including Caren Castle, Senior Attorney, The Wolf Firm.”I think it is important for diversity practitioners and those for which diversity and inclusion is a strategic business objective to come together and learn from each other different and new ways to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace and the marketplace,” Wheeler told DS News. “I hope to gain new knowledge that I can take back to Mr. Cooper and implement in our company-wide diversity and inclusion efforts.”“Raising consciousness around diversity in the workplace continues to be an important issue,” said Castle. ”I’m excited about attending the Symposium to learn from the experts about the many ways to increase diversity and decrease bias, whether conscious or unconscious, which I believe then improves not only the workplace but all of our overall lives.”After a break, Charmaine Brown moderated a panel titled “Navigating Intersectionality.” Brown spoke on the shifting tides of diversity in business.“There is now an expectation that leaders demonstrate their commitment to diversity and inclusion as it has become more normalized in business,” said Brown. “The Symposium offers the opportunity to engage with leaders on relevant issues, that quite frankly are a result of the progress we’ve made, particularly in terms of diversity. I hope to go deeper, expand the conversation to recognize its broader than race, gender, etc., and to learn from participants about what’s working in their organizations and where we can do better.”The day’s keynote address, titled “Bridging Generational Gaps and Hidden Threat of Ageism,” was presented by Kathy Cummings, SVP Homeownership Solutions and Affordable Housing Programs, Bank of America, joined by Dr. Lori A. Trawinski, Director, Banking and Finance, Financial Security Team, AARP Public Policy Institute. Following the keynote, Michael Ruiz, Director, Supplier Diversity, Fannie Mae moderated a panel on “Creating and Calculating A Diverse Supply Chain”This year’s event was sponsored by Fannie Mae, the America Mortgage Diversity Council, and Ocwen. The American Mortgage Diversity Council promotes diversity and inclusion throughout the mortgage industry. The organization provides a platform for the collaboration of mortgage industry leaders for the advancement of diversity and inclusion dialogue. The organization develops and provides tools and strategies to create an understanding and appreciation of individual differences in thought, experience, race, ethnicity, culture, religion, style, sexual orientation and gender identity. Move business practices forward to embrace diversity and inclusion as essential to innovation and optimal business results. Print This Post Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe May 8, 2019 2,309 Views
Your local health and human services news is made possible with support from: Tagged: Literacy Programs, tompkins county corrections, tompkins county jail, tompkins county public library, tst boces TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y. — The book collection at the Tompkins County Jail is, as one county librarian put it, not very expansive. It rolls around on a single cart, offering a small collection of titles for those in custody to choose from. A new partnership between the Tompkins County Public Library and the county jail aims to stock more books behind bars and to add titles that jail inmates and educators have requested.The Literacy Inside and Out initiative will use an outreach grant provided by the Finger Lakes Library System to get new reading material to people in local custody and to add resources at the library for those who are reentering the community after serving their sentence.“We want to make books and knowledge accessible to as many people as possible,” said Sophia McKissick, community engagement librarian at TCPL. “A lot of people don’t know what the library has to offer them, about all the resources we have.”The mini-grant TCPL received is modest — about $1,500 — but is poised to have a significant impact on the jail’s book supply. Tompkins County Jail regulations make it difficult for friends and family, as well as non-profit organizations, to get books to inmates. Books must be paperback, brand new and shipped directly from a book distributor or publisher via USPS. These restrictions raise the cost and hassle of getting reading materials into the jail.Capt. Ray Bunce, the Corrections Division supervisor, said the policy — which means friends, family and community organizations cannot mail or deliver books to inmates on their own, but rather have to order new, typically more expensive copies shipped directly from distributors — is necessary for security purposes.“It’s a contraband issue,” Bunce said. “We have arrested people for smuggling suboxone strips in books, in pages deep in books,” he said, referring to a medication commonly used to manage withdrawal from opioids.Bunce said the jail does not censor inmates’ reading choices by restricting the titles allowed into the facility. For practical purposes though, the costs and hassle of getting books behind bars limits county inmates’ options. In light of these barriers, the mini-grant TCPL received is a unique chance to expand the jail’s offerings, and the librarians leading the initiative are working to take full advantage of the opportunity. Working with Susan Donatelli, who teaches in the Tompkins jail as the incarcerated youth instructor for TST BOCES, McKissick and Teresa Vadakin, head of information and learning services, are assembling a purchasing list that ranges from escapist fiction to skill-building guides.“It’s things from James Patterson books to books on staying fit to books on the Dalai Lama — all sorts of different things,” McKissick said.While the funds will go primarily toward book purchasing, the grant will also serve as a gateway to broader outreach to those who are currently or formerly incarcerated. McKissick and Vadakin are planning four information sessions at the jail over the next year, where library staff will not only lead literacy activities like “readers theater” but also introduce inmates to the library resources they can access after their release.Those resources include the library’s routine services, like free computer and internet use, one-on-one help setting up an email account or printing court documents, and access to free local passes and the “Library of Things.” Going forward, resources will also include books, guides and programming specifically tailored to people who have been incarcerated.McKissick said TCPL is working to expand its collection of titles related to reentry, including fiction related to the experience of incarceration, non-fiction related to the workings of the criminal justice system and educational books focused on building skills from digital literacy to anger management.The library is partnering with local organizations to compile a webpage with local reentry resources and has paid for an initial printing of 100 copies of the Multicultural Resource Center’s grassroots guide to reentry. Staff plan to add reentry resources to the collection of pamphlets available to people signing up for a library card, and they’ve changed their card eligibility criteria in recent years to make it easier for people without standard photo IDs or with temporary addresses to join.“We want to become a more friendly and welcoming place,” McKissick said. “If you don’t have a support system (during reentry) it can be very disheartening.”In the coming weeks, library staff will work with corrections staff to coordinate the first information session at the jail. They’ll continue refining their offerings as they get feedback from people utilizing the new services, and hope to build bridges that last beyond the lifespan of the grant.Featured image: A shelf at the Tompkins County Public Library. (Devon Magliozzi/Ithaca Voice) Devon Magliozzi is a reporter for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] or 607-391-0328. More by Devon Magliozzi Devon Magliozzi
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