Rev. Porco’s life story is a testament to the power of hope over despair.
This insightful biography of Madison Wisconsin's most non-traditional pastor, provides a compelling and beautifully written account of Rev. Carmen Porco’s life journey from the barroom where he grew up on the poor side of town in Weirton, WV, to his highly successful low-income housing ministry in Wisconsin.
People working in public housing, community based organizations, religious groups, students, activists and anyone who supports social justice and racial equality will enjoy this bio. The fact that 1 in 6 Americans live in poverty, should concern us all.
The Carmen Porco Story Journey Toward Justice is about the human spirit fighting against the odds. This inspirational biography will restore the reader's faith in the fact that individuals can make a difference. Although his Italian parents were bootleggers, they instilled in Carmen a deep commitment to social justice. Carmen discovered that managing low income public housing was his "true church" and his religious calling. Over the past 40-years, he has used his housing ministry to lift thousands of families out of poverty In Madison and Milwaukee, WI.