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Metro IAF Receives Transformative Gift from MacKenzie Scott and Dan Jewett

Metro Industrial Areas Foundation (Metro IAF) received a transformative donation from MacKenzie Scott and Dan Jewett on Tuesday, June 15, 2021.  Metro IAF, a network of 26 non-partisan, multi-racial, multi-faith broad-based citizens' organizations working in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and Midwest/Great Lakes regions in the US, was one of 286 recipient non-profit organizations nationally chosen by Ms. Scott and Mr. Jewett for support. Read MacKenzie Scott’s Seeding by Ceding on Medium...[Continue Here]





A Time for Transition in the Industrial Areas Foundation

After over 50 years organizing and building the West/Southwest IAF region, Ernesto Cortes Jr. will be transitioning from IAF Co-Director to a new role as IAF senior advisor. Mr. Cortes officially submitted his transition plan to our Board in January, and he and the IAF Board have carefully planned this process over the past year.... [Read More]


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CONECT Wins Historic Clean Slate Victory!

After years of work by the leaders at CONECT, Gov. Ned Lamont signed the Clean Slate bill into law on the afternoon of June 10, 2021!.... [Read More]


New Jersey Together Wins “Fair Chance in Housing Act”

Gov. Murphy then signed into law the “Fair Chance in Housing Act” that prohibits landlords from asking about a person’s criminal record and limits their use of background checks. The law will be the strongest of its kind in the country.... [Learn More]




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