UCLA Labor Center

Ford Foundation Grants the Labor Center $750k for worker and immigrant initiatives

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The UCLA Newsroom reports that “UCLA has received $1.5 million from the Ford Foundation for efforts to help disadvantaged populations, including children and youth from immigrant families and undocumented and low-wage workers. Grants of $750,000 each will go to the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies’ Institute for Immigration, Globalization, and Education and the UCLA Labor Center, part of the UCLA College’s Institute for Research on Labor and Employment.”

The grants will aid the UCLA Labor Center’s mission to improve working conditions for low-wage workers, including immigrants and young workers. More specifically, the funding will support the UCLA Labor Center’s projects, known as the Dream Resource Center and ReWork, to create a just economy, strong families and communities.

Our director, Kent Wong, stated: “This new support from the Ford Foundation will make it possible for the UCLA Labor Center to continue to partner with workers, people of color and young people to promote social, racial and economic justice in higher education and the workplace. These partnerships have helped Los Angeles emerge as a national center to raise the minimum wage, advance the rights of immigrant youth and workers and support multiracial worker movements.”

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