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Blog Archive for July 2010

Thanks all for a terrific meeting on Tuesday - banner attendance on a hot July day!  Thanks also to Margaret Monsell of MLRI for her presentation on the nuts and bolts of UI including how the federal Tier system and extended benefits work and what the recent federal extension means. Below is the press release from the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. The UI checks for eligible persons will go out imminently !! 

1. Coalition TOMORROW: This is a REMINDER that the July Coalition meeting (and last one til September) is tomorrow, July 27th from 10 to Noon at St Francis House in Boston. Among other items, the agenda will include a presentation on the recent UI extension just passed in Congress, basic info on UI claims and extensions, and a discussion of the USDA-approved waiver for expedited FS/SNAP for UI terminated households not eligible for further extensions.

The next regularly scheduled Food SNAP Coalition meeting is Tuesday, July 27th from 10 to 12 at St Francis House in Boston. 39 Boylston Street, 6th Floor. This is the LAST meeting until September.

The Coalition agenda will include:

1) Social Networking resources to reach low income community college students: