Preparing for Thanks

November 25, 2010 by  

Today, Thanksgiving day, a Brother who had been lifted out of poverty by a Table in Arizona sat at our family Table. He showed us a just published cook book that contains his photographs and design work. From poverty to published. There are 40 million stories like our Brother’s waiting to be created…and told…and lived. [...]

Shared Purpose

July 29, 2010 by  

Darcy, I hope your travels were great! As we discussed, a shared vision to lift each other up can change the world. I look forward to getting together soon and finding ways to partner. Darcy, thank you for lifting me up on that flight. Faith, Brother, Jon

Video: How a Table Operates

March 23, 2010 by  

In this video, table members and community partners generously donated their time to help Open Table produce a video which tells the story of how a Table operates. Also, Open Table’s founder and CEO, Jon Katov, shares his passion for the Open Table Poverty Transformation Movement. Since Table volunteers and community partners collaborate to serve [...]

From Tucson to Flagstaff

February 25, 2010 by  

News that the faith, government, business and non-profit communities can collaborate to restore people in poverty to the community is traveling across Arizona. In about 60 days, Pantano Christian Church in Tucson will launch the first Table in Pima County. Pima County has more than 500 faith communities. Three hundred miles north, in Flagstaff, we [...]

Open Table 2009 Annual Report

February 22, 2010 by  

2009 was a year of tremendous growth and accomplishment for Open Table. We are proud to post our first Annual Report for review!  A few key highlights are: Wildflower Bread Company is Open Table’s first Business Sector Partner. Open Table launched its first corporate Table with Multi-Systems, Inc. (MSI), The Arizona Collaboration for a New Century [...]

Open Table Selected as Blue Ribbon Agency

December 19, 2009 by  

In early 2009, Open Table was selected as a Blue Ribbon Agency by the Arizona Collaboration for a New Century. As part of its Arizona LeaderForce Initiative, the Collaboration utilizes a rigorous screening process to identify six social service agencies annually that have proven results in meeting the needs of low-income people in our communities. [...]

Master Licensing is a Foundation for Future Growth

December 1, 2009 by  

Open Table is developing a master licensing concept with an east valley transitional shelter/program and a large faith community. The transitional program has relationships with faith communities and corporations that support it. Over time, the objective of a master license agreement is for the transitional shelter to implement the Open Table model by marketing to [...]

Serving Refugee Families

November 28, 2009 by  

Tables will serve people who have fled war and persecution in Somalia, Rwanda, Iraq, Liberia to come to the US as refugees. More faith communities with a mission outreach to help refugees are adopting the Open Table model to strengthen these families as they join our communities. We interviewed a Somali woman for a Table [...]

Starting Over After Prison

November 24, 2009 by  

Tonight, we interviewed a man serving time for a drug charge. His wife and two children fell in to poverty when he became incarcerated. Now, the family struggles to make ends meet and lives in a converted garage. As we explain the details of the Open Table model, he stands up and walks around the [...]

First Native American Table

November 21, 2009 by  

We have made three trips to the Tohono O’odham Nation. Invited by the faith community, we have been welcomed by churches, government and non-profit organizations that want to form a Table in the Nation. In December, will travel to the Nation to present to people who are interested in serving on this Table.

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