Join F4C and ICWJ as we celebrate our new joint program endeavors and the transition of the office to the ICWJ on Thursday, October 17th when we will be jointly hosting a celebration and open house in the afternoon, from 2:30 – 6:00 with updates on the hour. For additional details: email@example.com or 619-692-0527
Progressive Local Foundation Invites longtime ally to take up residence in urban North Park office
San Diego, CA – September is a month of new beginnings and it will mark the transition of offices from the San Diego Foundation for Change (F4C) to the Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice (ICWJ) who will take up residence September 1st. The longtime allies have decided to blend their immigrant advocacy programs while ICWJ moves its complete program to the North Park offices.
For 30 years the Foundation for Change has supported organizations in the San Diego/Tijuana region working for social and economic justice. Over its 30 years F4C has awarded more than $1.5 million in grants. Complementing the grants, F4C has provided opportunities to strengthen the work of grantee organizations via leadership development, capacity building, and network convening. Across 2014 F4C and ICWJ will work together in support of immigrant worker health initiatives and promotion of advocacy opportunities. Together they will seek future funding for related programming; in fact this process is already underway. Executive Director John Fanestil stated, "ICWJ is a long-time grantee of the Foundation for Change and has remained one of our closest allies. As we take our own operations ‘virtual’ we will continue to work closely with ICWJ in our fight for the rights of low-wage immigrant workers." F4C maintains its commitment to grassroots philanthropy and will continue to work towards a more progressive future for the region.
Founded on the belief that all economic life should be shaped by moral principles, the ICWJ is a multi-faith coalition in support of living wages, safe working conditions, a voice on the job, and access to quality healthcare with a focus on the working poor. For fifteen years clergy leaders, priests, ministers, imams, rabbis, and people of faith in San Diego County have stood beside working families lifting up their issues and concerns. The Foundation for Change was among the earliest funding partners and supporters of the ICWJ mission and vision for a more sustainable economy for all people living in the San Diego region. Executive Director Rabbi Laurie Coskey said “ From the time of receiving our first seed grant almost 15 years ago, to our recent collaborations, ICWJ and the Foundation for Change have a long history of working together for transformational change in San Diego County."
The two organizations intend to celebrate their new joint program endeavors and the transition of the office to the ICWJ on Thursday, October 17th when they will be jointly hosting a celebration and open house in the afternoon, from 2:30 – 6:00 with updates on the hour.
ABOUT THE FOUNDATION FOR CHANGE The Foundation for Change is working to create a passionate community of support for progressive leaders and organizations in the San Diego/Tijuana region. For more information, please visit: www.foundation4change.org.
ABOUT INTERFAITH COMMITTEE FOR WORKER JUSTICE Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice educates and mobilizes religious and faith communities to raise awareness and support actions that sustain workers’ lives with dignity, improving wages, benefits, access to quality healthcare, working conditions and a voice on the job. www. icwj.org
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