Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the process of injecting sand, water, and chemicals at a high pressure and volume deep underground into shale rock has long been a controversial topic due to the possible risks associated with it.
Spinal cord injuries are devastating, life-changing events for both the people who incur them and for their families. Such injuries are also extraordinarily expensive, taking a disproportionate toll on low-income immigrants.
For the Sandtown neighborhood, the parish of St. Peter Claver is a refuge from the violence and issues residents face. And thanks to the No Boundaries Coalition (NBC) it’s also a place to help bring faith into conversation with the realities around them.
Affordable quality childcare is something all parents hope for, but for thousands of parents in Oakland it isn’t always an option. That’s why mothers of low-income families across northern California banned together in 1996 to form Parent Voices Oakland.