Monthly Archives: December 2010

Farmworker Children: Harvesting the Dreams of My Future

There are an estimated 300,000-500,000 children working to harvest the fruits and vegetables that end up on our tables. On Tuesday, December 7 in New Orleans, Louisiana at the 2010 Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs (AFOP) National Conference, four of … Continue reading

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SAFE AmeriCorps Members Complete Their Year of Service

On Monday, December 6th in New Orleans, Louisiana at the 2010 AFOP National Conference, we held a graduation ceremony in recognition of the Health & Safety Programs’ SAFE AmeriCorps members who recently completed a year of service.    With just 27 … Continue reading

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Difficult Job Market Forces Some Graduates to Return to the Fields

By Alfonso Aranda, Children in the Fields Campaign California Intern In tenth grade I accompanied my father to the walnut orchards outside of town. On one occasion I remember thinking, “Man, I must be the first person ever to work … Continue reading

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