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Socioeconomic Status and Life Expectancy: Can Job Training Improve the Odds for Farmworkers?

Many facets of life are affected by socioeconomic status. These include quality of education and health care, job benefits, such as paid time off and sick leave, access to transportation and services, and many more.  One you may not have … Continue reading

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Training for Excellence in Workforce Development

AFOP held its annual Training Day on Friday, February 15th.  It was well attended by nearly 40 National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) grantees, as well as several U.S. Department of Labor representatives.   The event started off with a warm welcome … 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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2012: A Year of Victories and Challenges

I joined the Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs this past September, taking over for retiring executive director David Strauss, who had served as the organization’s leader for the last 11 years.  I was faced with the challenge of learning about … Continue reading

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Holiday Hope

As I write this, Congress is debating the still-unfinished federal budget for Fiscal Year 2012. While this may not seem strange, it should. The federal fiscal year for 2012 began on October 1, 2011 and will end September 30, 2012. … Continue reading

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Forty Years of Hope

Just over a week ago, we celebrated the Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs’ 40th Anniversary. We did so in the middle of our annual national conference in Arlington, Virginia. Both events were attended by over 360 people, all committed to … Continue reading

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