Worker Centers: Organizing Communities at the Edge of the Dream

Worker Centers: Organizing Communities at the Edge of the Dream

Immigrant workers who have to contend with low wages, discrimination, and their uncertain immigration status often rely on worker centers to access social services, as well as for representation at the state and local levels on employment issues, immigration policies, and healthcare concerns. Worker Centers: Organizing Communities at the Edge of the Dream (34 pages, PDF), sponsored by the Neighborhood Funders Group and the Economic Policy Institute, identifies different models for worker centers, their strengths and weaknesses, how the centers can be more effective, and how foundations can support them. The study's funders include the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Annie E. Casey, Nathan Cummings, New World, Rockefeller, Rosenberg, and Solidago foundations.