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Cultivating Brighter Futures

National Farmworker Awareness Week is a time for all of us to recognize the challenges faced by the 2.5 million workers on America’s farms. Of those farmworkers, it is estimated between 400,000 and 500,000 are children. AFOP’s Children in the … Continue reading

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AFOP Honors Congressional Champions

At its Thursday, February 14 congressional reception, AFOP presented its President’s Award to United States Representatives John Tierney of Massachusetts and Rubén Hinojosa of Texas for their continuing commitment to ensure farmworkers and their families have a shot at achieving … Continue reading

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The American Dream and Immigrant Youth

Young people, of whatever background, who do well in high school, have many options in front of them. Usually, those options begin with selecting the college or university that best meets their needs, hopes, and desires. In the U.S., a … Continue reading

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Children in the Fields Campaign Youth Council Members Attend 4-H Retreat

Four Children in the Fields Campaign youth council members participated in an overnight 4-H Leadership Retreat on December 9th and 10th. They attended workshops on a variety of interesting themes including ethics, Robert’s Rule of Order, and leadership. The youth … Continue reading

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Celebrating an All-Inclusive Food Day

Today, October 24th, people from all walks of life are coming together to celebrate the first annual Food Day.  Across the country, activists, educators, students, chefs, local officials, and concerned eaters will be hosting and participating in community-building and awareness-raising … Continue reading

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A Few Good Students

“Never underestimate the power of a few committed people to change the world…,” a quote by Margaret Mead commonly used when a group of ordinary people do extraordinary things.  In this case, it was a group of four high school … Continue reading

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Breaking Barriers in Dixon, CA

Children from a farmworker background must confront and overcome significantly greater barriers than the average student in order to achieve their academic goals.  As a result of the special challenges they face, the dropout rate for migrant students in California … Continue reading

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Fair Trade: A Social Responsibility

Although May 14, 2011 marked World Fair Trade Day, the awareness campaign continues. Individuals and companies alike are getting creative in their quest to support the fair and sustainable treatment of food producers through activities, including Fair Trade coffee breaks … Continue reading

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UTPA Students Rally Against Education Cuts and Elimination of Mexican American Studies

On Thursday, March 31, 2011, University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) students participated in a planned walkout, showing solidarity and protesting the proposed budget cuts to public education in South Texas. The reductions in general fund revenues, including scholarships, shifts the … 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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