85% of fruits and vegetables produced in the United States are harvested by hand.
Into the Fields
SAF develops the leadership of college students from diverse backgrounds, giving them the opportunity to work directly with farmworkers in the Southeast. Each year, SAF trains approximately 30 students on farmworker issues, and places them to work full-time with migrant education programs, legal aid offices, rural health clinics, community-based organizations and farmworker unions. SAF interns increase the capacity of the organizations they work with by outreaching to over 5,000 farmworkers & their families each summer. More
Sowing Seeds for Change
The Sowing Seeds for Change Fellowship is a 6 month leadership development program for college students and recent graduates to improve farmworkers’ access to healthcare as well as advocate for improved living and working conditions.
Levante Leadership Institute
Since its inception as a nonprofit in 1992, SAF's Levante Leadership Institute has been using theatre and arts to provide migrant and farmworker youth in rural North Carolina with opportunities to build self-esteem, develop leadership skills, and prepare for higher education.
Solidaridad interns increase SAF’s capacity to train farmworker youth, build advocacy and organizing campaigns, increase our communications and be a strong sustainable organization. Interns work part-time with SAF staff in our Durham office to gain experience in social justice non-profit work and become leaders in the farmworker movement.
Through the Student Organizing School, SAF trains, mentors, and supports a small group of SAF alumni to be leaders in the farmworker movement. Through an orientation and retreat, student organizers will learn about the history of farm labor organizing and student organizing, how to present on farmworker issues and represent SAF, and how to engage their peers and the public in farmworker justice.