Farm & Migrant Workers

June 2019
Resource
Issue Brief
Indigenous women strawberry pickers
Indigenous migrants have been neglected and made invisible by prevailing attitudes and practices in the U.S., including philanthropy. Grantmakers can do something about it.
February 2019
Resource
Report
This report illustrates the paradox between immigrant contributions to our workforce and the structural barriers that shut out thousands of Californians from economic opportunity. The brief calls for policies to ensure investments in workforce development work to support every Californian, regardless of status, to provide for themselves and their families. 
January 2019
Resource
Report
San Joaquin Valley Census Research Project Reports
These reports are the first two of a planned six on the consequences of adding the citizenship question to Census 2020 and other barriers to a complete count.
September 2018
News
News Article
To Get a Better Job, First Train for the Job Training
Innovative approaches to helping low-wage earners get better jobs focus first on brushing up on skills they might have graduated from high school without.
August 2018
News
News Article
More than two years have passed, but the image is still fresh in the collective consciousness of the San Luis Obispo County agricultural community: The anger and threats that led to a destructive fire and then, ultimately, the abandonment of seven homes in Nipomo. They were nearly ready to house 112 foreign strawberry field workers on temporary visas—until someone decided put a match to it.
July 2018
Resource
Report
Do Family Separation and Detention Deter Immigration?
This report analyzes DHS data to find that family separation has not deterred families from coming to the United States in the past.
May 2018
Program
Regional Briefing
Recovery for All? A Funder Conversation on Post-Disaster Workforce Challenges and Opportunities in Sonoma and Napa Counties
This gathering will bring together local workforce and community leaders and funders to learn about post-fire workforce initiatives underway in the North Bay region.
January 2018
Resource
Report
An Examination of Wage and Income Inequality within the American Farmworker Community
This article explores the reasons for earning inequalities among farmworkers. Using national data from the US Department of Labor’s National Agricultural Worker Survey (NAWS), we detail and examine differences in earnings among farmworkers based on certain characteristics identified in prior literature.
October 2017
Program
Webinar
This webinar gave funders an overview of the issues facing guest workers and their families, current and proposed policies, and vulnerabilities workers face.
September 2017
Resource
Data Tool
The Census 2020 HTC map application was developed by the CUNY Mapping Service at the City University of New York's Graduate Center. The Mapping Service, part of the Center for Urban Research, engages with foundations, government agencies, businesses, nonprofits, and other CUNY researchers to use spatial information and analysis techniques to develop and execute applied research projects. The Census 2020 HTC map reprises a similar applicationdeveloped by CUNY for the 2010 census.

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