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Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of -and fosters collaboration between- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place.

Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation, Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities … see more promise… see more progress.

Today’s we’ll learn about Trinity Alliance of the Capital Region Inc. which provides interlocking programs and services that push the urban renewal agenda through strategic investments in nutrition security, the promotion of peace-building by preventing violence, early childhood development and language formation, wholesome after school and summer camp opportunities, health and wellness programs for all ages, income security through financial literacy education, adult education and career training experiences.

Harris Oberlander is the Chief Executive Officer of Trinity Alliance of the Capital Region, Inc.

breathing lights
WAMC composite photo by Dave Lucas

Three Capital Region cities are gearing up for the new "breathing lights" display.


An inner city neighborhood once lost to blight and crime has undergone a transformation that officials believe could serve as a model  for the entire country.  The neighborhood revitalization  in Springfield Massachusetts required substantial public financing, without which officials insist it could not have happened.   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.