Tag Archives: NFJP

The American Dream-“I am the hope of my parents’ harvest, I am the fruit of their efforts”

To honor Farmworker Awareness Week I invited a young farmworker woman to share her story. Eva and I first met in 2012 when she won a seven week, paid internship/fellowship in Washington D.C. Her story begins much the same as … Continue reading

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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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Brag A Little–Sharing Best Practices and Success

AFOP’s 41st National Conference took place in Boston, Massachusetts on September 19-21.  It was attended by nearly 400 National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) staff and directors, monitor advocates, AFOP member agencies’ board members, and our SAFE AmeriCorps members. Also in attendance … Continue reading

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New Opportunities in Renewable Energy

Texas is currently one of the leaders in the renewable energy field and has positioned itself to remain that way for the next several years to come.  This growing industry is leading to new and high paying jobs for those … Continue reading

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Dates Matter

As you prepare for your Thanksgiving dinner, I ask that you take a moment to reflect on how the food got to your table. Our country’s migrant and seasonal farmworkers are responsible for much of the wonderful bounty you will … Continue reading

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Can I Get A Refund on That Failure?

“Wouldn’t it be nice if taxpayers could somehow get a refund for government programs that didn’t work?” On Wednesday, February 9, in the New York Times, author David Leonhardt painted a rosy picture of social impact bonds, ignoring the potential … Continue reading

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