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Empowering Workers Across Southern NJ: Our Second Year with the CARE Grant

Updated: Jul 27, 2023

We're thrilled to announce that, for the second consecutive year, we've been awarded the CARE grant, a vital support for our mission of educating individuals about labor rights in New Jersey. This grant sustains our "Workers Rights Ambassadors" program and fuels our outreach and workshop initiatives while fostering collaboration with other organizations.

Continuing Our Mission with the CARE Grant:

Thanks to the support of the NJ Department of Labor, we are delighted to embark on our second year with the CARE Grant, allowing us to continue educating the immigrant community across Southern New Jersey. We aim to spread awareness about the essential workers' rights that have been hard-won here in New Jersey, such as paid sick leave, paid family leave, and temporary disability benefits. With this grant, we are confident that we can make a lasting impact on the lives of workers in our community.

Collaborating with Sub-Grantees:

During the grant's first year, we collaborated closely with two sub-grantees - Allies in Caring, Inc in Hammonton, NJ, and Unidos Para la Familia in Bridgeton, NJ. Together, we reached nearly 2000 workers across Southern New Jersey. We conducted 23 workshops, with 236 participants benefiting from our informative sessions. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the organizations that hosted us and welcomed us into their communities to share this crucial information.

Expanding Our Reach:

Our reach was amplified through partnerships with organizations such as the Clementon Family Success Center, Monarch Family Success Center, Orchards Family Success Center, the Hammonton Family Success Center, and the Vineland Salvation Army, among others. Together, we are creating a support network that empowers workers to access their rights and care for themselves and their families.

Building Strong Community Leaders:

The core of our program lies in nurturing Workers Rights Ambassadors who serve as community leaders. These Ambassadors have gained valuable knowledge about labor rights, and we are now working with them to develop effective ways of sharing this information within their respective communities. We firmly believe in the power of community leaders to address and respond to labor abuses, and our Ambassadors are paving the way for positive change.

Stay tuned for more updates on our Facebook page, and don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or want to get involved: Together, we can make a difference in ensuring fair and just workplaces for all.

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