Non Profits: Valued Workforce

These nonprofit organizations play a vital role in the current farm workers equity movement by empowering farm and food workers to start their own businesses and providing legal assistance to California’s rural poor.

Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association (ALBA)

Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association (ALBA)

ALBA provides educational and business opportunities for farm workers and aspiring farmers to grow and sell crops grown on two organic farms in Monterey County, California.

California Farmlink

California Farmlink

California Farmlink's mission is to build family farming and conserve farmland in California by linking aspiring and retiring farmers, promoting techniques and disseminating information that facilitates intergenerational farm transitions.

California Institute for Rural Studies

California Institute for Rural Studies

The California Institute for Rural Studies is working toward a rural California that is socially just, ecologically balanced, and economically sustainable. Its mission is to conduct public interest research that strengthens social justice and increases the sustainability of California’s rural communities.

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California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation

California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation

CRLAF is a nonprofit legal services and advocacy organization founded in 1981 to improve rights and opportunities for California’s immigrants, their families, and their communities. It works with farm workers, migrant workers, and community organizations to strengthen immigrants families’ access to good education, quality health care, healthy and safe housing and neighborhoods, and essential legal services.

Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment

Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment

The Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment is a national environmental justice organization providing legal, organizing, and technical assistance to grassroots groups in low-income communities and communities of color fighting environmental hazards.

Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE)

Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE)

CAUSE's mission is to build grassroots power to realize social, economic, and environmental justice for the people of the California Central Coast Region. It engages in policy research, leadership development, organizing, and advocacy.

Farm Worker Institute for Education and Leadership Development (FIELD)

Farm Worker Institute for Education and Leadership Development (FIELD)

FIELD is dedicated to strengthening America’s agricultural sector. The institute recognizes that agricultural workers and other Latinos are in need of better training and educational opportunities in order to succeed in the rapidly changing American economy. FIELD’s goal is to meet this challenge.

Food Chain Workers Alliance

Food Chain Workers Alliance

The Food Chain Workers Alliance is a coalition of worker-based organizations whose members plant, harvest, process, pack, transport, prepare, serve, and sell food, organizing to improve wages and working conditions for all workers along the food chain.

United Farm Workers of America

United Farm Workers of America

The United Farm Workers of America is the nation's first successful and largest farm workers union in the United States. Its vision is to provide farm workers and other working people with the inspiration and tools to share in society's bounty.

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