Blogger Profile: Jo Comerford
Jo joined the National Priorities Project staff in 2008 bringing with her two decades of work as a community organizer, and a strong background in nonprofit administration. Most recently, Jo served as Director of Programs at The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. Prior to The Food Bank, Jo directed the American Friends Service Committee's western Massachusetts office. Jo travels extensively for NPP, offering budget talks and facilitating participatory workshops. She is a frequent media contributor with pieces appearing in outlets such as The Nation, TomDispatch, The Huffington Post, Salon.com, Mother Jones and Dollars and Sense. Jo holds an MSW in community organizing from Hunter College School of Social Work and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Smith College School of Social Work.
National Priorities Project
April 13th, 2012
Fifth Grader Says: 'I'm Kind of Mad at the Government'
“If we had a trillion dollars,” dream the youth of Bresee Community Center in Los Angeles, “we would buy materials to build homeless shelters, rehabilitation centers, skate parks and soccer fields.” Young people from the Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School in New York City would buy ...