You want a great and uplifting story, one with a Forest Parker at the very center? Don’t miss Maria Maxham’s page one news feature on Revolution Workshop, a West Side nonprofit run by our neighbor, Manny Rodriguez.

RW, as it is called, trains the unemployed, past substance abusers, those just out of jail, the homeless, for work in the trades. Woodworking, electrical, plumbing, coupled with a focus on work and life skills. Twenty-four souls at a time, RW is changing lives. And Rodriguez is leading that effort.