In 2013, the following Latino-led and Latino-serving grassroots groups with strong track records in community organizing were awarded a grant from the Latino Organizing Fund.
Ceiba, a coalition of four Latino-serving organizations, will work to ensure that a city-run home repair program is fully accessible and inclusive of Spanish-speaking homeowners. Learn more
El Comité de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agricolas (CATA) will organize Mexican migrant workers at Chester County packing houses to fight for better treatment and working conditions. Learn more
JUNTOS will mobilize Latino immigrant families in Norristown, largely from Mexico, to protest police harassment and learn about their rights. Learn more
Media Mobilizing Project is organizing with thousands of immigrant families, including Mexican and Central Americans, to overturn a recent law that prohibits undocumented immigrants from getting driver’s licenses in Pennsylvania. Learn more
New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia will continue to organize faith congregations to take action on immigration reform through education, storytelling, and direct action campaigns. Learn more
PhilaPOSH will organize Spanish-speaking workers, who are often exploited due to their legal and economic status, to resist unsafe working conditions and labor violations. Learn more