Tag Archives: AmeriCorps

SAFE AmeriCorps Impact Farmworker Communities

After only four months of service AFOP’s 18 SAFE AmeriCorps members have already made a major impact on farmworker communities. So far, SAFE AmeriCorps members have reached almost 18,000 agricultural employees through a variety of services. Farmworkers have participated in … Continue reading

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Heat Stress and Rest

By Guillermo Gonzalez, AFOP SAFE AmeriCorps Member Water, Rest, Shade: these are three things that camels do not require, since they can walk for days in the desert, where there is not only tremendous heat, but almost no access to … Continue reading

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I am an AmeriCorps Member, and I Will get Things Done!

AmeriCorps members are hard at work once again, providing health and safety training to farmworkers in states throughout the country. So far this year, our 18 SAFE AmeriCorps members have trained 330 farmworkers on Worker Protection Standard (WPS) and 439 … Continue reading

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Getting Things Done for America’s Farmworkers

By Melanie Forti, Health & Safety Programs Program Coordinator, AFOP AFOP and the Corporation for National and Community Service are happy to announce a wonderful opportunity for 28 individuals to become SAFE (Serving America’s Farmworkers Everywhere) AmeriCorps members for the … Continue reading

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Training in Action

Yesterday, AFOP’s Washington, D.C. staff had the opportunity to travel to Delaware’s Eastern Shore to see one of our SAFE AmeriCorps trainers in action. The farmworkers got really into it when Dina, our excellent SAFE AmeriCorps member, started enthusiastically handing … Continue reading

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The Health of America’s Farmworkers

One area AFOP’s Health & Safety Programs would like to bring attention to during National Farmworker Awareness Week is the issue of serious health problems faced by farmworkers in the United States. Farmworkers have a unique set of health concerns, … Continue reading

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SAFE AmeriCorps Health and Safety Training at the National Chavez Center

“The best way to honor his [Cesar Chavez] memory is to keep his work going. Your training here is the best birthday present he could have!” –Paul Chavez, son of Cesar Chavez and president of the Cesar E. Chavez Foundation … Continue reading

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My Memory of Matilda, a Migrant Farmworker Child

Guest Blogger Ahira Sanchez, a SAFE AmeriCorps member from the Raleigh, North Carolina area, discusses one of her first experiences helping a migrant farmworker. I met Matilda in 2001, when we were in the 5th grade. I remember that classes … 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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