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Harvest of Hope

The Harvest of Hope Foundation, based in Gainesville, Florida is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that provides emergency and educational financial aid to migrant farmworkers and families across the country. Since its establishment in 1997 the Foundation has distributed more than $891,000 for car repairs due to breakdowns while traveling; rent, emergency lodging, utilities, medical services, clothes and footwear, food, funeral expenses and scholarships to children of migrant farmworkers attending college. The mission of the Harvest of Hope Foundation is to fill in the gaps in service to this most hard working, yet needy group of field laborers and their families.

 

 

Migrant Legal Action Program

The Migrant Legal Action Program (MLAP) provides legal representation and a national voice for migrant and seasonal farmworkers. MLAP works to enforce rights and to improve public policies affecting farmworkers' working and housing conditions, education, health, nutrition, and general welfare. The program works with an extensive network of local service providers and is actively involved in advocacy, including legislative and administrative representation. MLAP also provides extensive support to local migrant service provider through training, technical assistance, and other services.

 


National Center for Farmworker Health – NCFH

The National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH) is a private non-profit corporation, established in 1975, located in Buda, Texas. NCFH provides information services, technical assistance, and training to more than 500 private and federally funded migrant health centers as well as other organizations and individuals serving the farmworker population.

ENDORSEMENTS

 

The American Teachers Federation

The American Federation of Teachers, an affiliate of the AFL-CIO, was founded in 1916 and today represents 1.5 million members in more than 3,000 local affiliates nationwide. It aims to improve the lives of its members and their families; to give voice to their legitimate professional, economic and social aspirations; to strengthen the institutions in which we work; to improve the quality of the services we provide; to bring together all members to assist and support one another; and to promote democracy, human rights and freedom in the union, in our nation and throughout the world.

 

 

Association of Farmworker Opportunity Program - AFOP

 

The Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs’ mission is to improve the quality of life for migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families by providing advocacy for the member organizations that serve them. AFOP serves its members by providing a vital link to the federal agencies that fund services for education and literacy, often providing technical assistance and training to field staff via national conferences.

 

 

Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents – ALAS

ALAS is the national Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators. ALAS was created by a group of Latino superintendents and administrators who met through the spring of 2003 to discuss the organizational structure, philosophy and goals of forming a national organization. ALAS’s mission, as the professional organization for over 14,000 educational leaders across America, is to support and develop effective school system leaders.

 

 

Children in the Fields – An AFOP campaign

Since 1997, AFOP’s Children in the Fields Campaign has been dedicated to ensuring that farmworker children are protected and given an opportunity to succeed in life. By educating the public, advocating for educational programs for migrant farmworker children and supporting fair, living wages for all farmworkers, the Children in the Fields Campaign hopes to get farmworker children out of the fields and back into schools.

 

 

 

 

Child Labor Coalition

 

The Child Labor Coalition (CLC) exists to serve as a national network for the exchange of information about child labor; provide a forum and a unified voice on protecting working minors and ending child labor exploitation; and develop informational and educational outreach to the public and private sectors to combat child labor abuses and promote progressive initiatives and legislation. The coalition believes that no child, regardless of race, sex, nationality, religion, economic status, place of residence, or occupation, should be exploited.

 

 

 

College Assistance Migrant Program – CAMP

CAMP is the College Assistance Migrant Program, a unique federally funded education program that helps students from migrant and seasonal farmworking backgrounds succeed in college. The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) assists students who are migratory or seasonal farmworkers (or children of such workers) enrolled in their first year of undergraduate studies.

 

Farmworker Coordinating Council - FWCC

The Farmworker Coordinating Council of Palm Beach, FL seeks to improve the quality of life of migrant and seasonal farm workers through education, advocacy, and access to services. The FWCC is a 501(c)3 non-profit that has been in existence since the 1970s. Created for the purpose of assisting farm workers to access social and human services, who for a variety of reasons are unable to participate in eligible programs or services, the FWCC has grown into a diverse social services agency. It addresses the continuing barriers to basic needs faced by farm workers in Palm Beach County serving the over 30,000 migrant farm workers and their families in the county.

 

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund - MALDEF

 

Founded in 1968, MALDEF is the nation’s leading Latino legal civil rights organization. Often described as the “law firm of the Latino community”, MALDEF promotes social change through advocacy, communications, community education, and litigation in the areas of education, employment, immigrant rights, and political access.

 

 

 

National Association of State Directors of Migrants - NASDME

The challenge of providing the children of migrant farmworkers with the opportunity to succeed in school and attain the high standards expected of all students is addressed by a Federal program which offers each state funds to establish supplementary programs to help these children overcome the obstacles inherent in their mobile lives. NASDME is the non-profit organization made up of state officials charged with the administrative responsibilities of using these monies effectively and productively to help all migrant children succeed in school. NASDME sponsors the annual National Migrant Education Conference, undertakes national advocacy on behalf of the migrant education program, and provides support and technical assistance to its members.

 

National Council of La Raza - NCLR

The National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans.  NCLR supports and strengthens Hispanic community-based organizations nationwide, especially those that serve low-income and disadvantage Hispanics, by providing them organizational assistance in management, governance, program operations, and resource development.

 

United Farm Workers – UFW

The United Farm Workers of America is the nation's first successful and largest farm workers union currently active in 10 states. The UFW continues to organize in major agricultural industries across the nation. Recent years have witnessed dozens of key UFW union contract victories, among them the largest strawberry, rose, winery and mushroom firms in California and the nation. Key issues they are currently working on include the Fair Treatment for Farm Workers Act in CA and immigration reform.

 

Student Action with Farmworkers - SAF

SAF works with farmworkers, students, and advocates in the Southeast and nationwide to create a more just agricultural system. Since 1992, it has engaged thousands of students, farmworker youth, and community members in the farmworker movement.

 

 

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