2014 Immigrant Worker Health Advocacy and Immigrant Day Grant Awards F4C's Board of Directors is pleased to announce, through a grant from The California Wellness Foundation, grants totaling $50,000 to five San Diego organizations whose work is a living testament of the power of everyday people fighting for the basic dignity, and universal health rights, of immigrant workers. A portion of these grants will cover costs for grantees to attend Immigrant Day 2013 in Sacramento on May 19. These grants of $1,000 assist with travel expenses for grantees; participation in a pre-event Orientation & Media Advocacy session and a debrief session .Congratulations Grantees!
American Friends Service Committee (US-Mexico Border Program) AFSC's US-Mexico Border Program works to secure human rights and self-determination for migrants, farmworkers, and border communities by accompanying these communities in their organizing processes, facilitating leadership development, providing resources, and promoting collective action through human rights committees. Grant Awarded $9,500
Asociación de Jornaleros de San Diego To empower immigrant workers,primarily day laborers and domestic workers, to achieve full human rights regardless of their immigration status. AJSD advocates for worker rights, equal pay and treatment before the law, decent housing, medical care and freedom from harassment based on religion, color, sex or creed. Grant Awarded $9,500
Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice To educate and mobilize San Diego's religious and faith communities to raise awareness and support campaigns that sustain workers' lives with dignity, improving wages, benefits, working conditions, and a voice on the job. In partnership with low-wage workers who are trying to obtain justice in the workplace and public arena, our campaigns bring visibility to the struggle of hard working individuals and working families trying to make ends meet in San Diego County. Grant Awarded $12,000
United Taxi Workers UTWSD's mission is to unify San Diego taxicab workers and to improve the taxicab working conditions and services provided through advocacy, training and self-empowerment. Grant Awarded $9,500