What We Do
BOARD MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS
UMOS is a non-profit, advocacy organization that provides programs and services which improve the employment, educational, health and housing opportunities of underserved populations. UMOS operates in 7 states.
Family Health La Clinica
Family Health La Clinica offers primary medical, dental, mental health and substance abuse services to all people, both insured and uninsured. FHLC has a sliding fee discount program for those who qualify. We have sites in Wautoma, Stevens Point, Mauston, Friendship, and Beaver Dam to meet your needs.
Milwaukee Area Technical College
Wisconsin’s largest technical college and one of the most diverse two-year institutions in the Midwest, Milwaukee Area Technical College is a key driver of southeastern Wisconsin’s economy and has provided innovative education in the region since 1912. More than 30,000 students per year attend the college’s four campuses and community-based sites or learn online. The college offers more than 170 academic programs; and transfer options leading to bachelor’s degrees with more than 40 four-year colleges and universities.
The Ritcherson Companies
The Ritcherson Companies has over 25 years of experience in providing business
services to corporations and non-profits, including farmworker advocacy organizations. Ritcherson Communications provides corporate communications services, advertising, media relations, special events planning and execution, speech writing and government affairs services.
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
The summer Migrant Education Program provides supplemental educational
programming to students K-12 and out-of-school youth to provide support in math and reading instruction, connections to community supports, college and career readiness, and family engagement.
Legal Action of Wisconsin
Legal Action of Wisconsin is a non-profit civil legal aid firm. The Farmworker
Project is a statewide initiative that provides free and confidential legal services to migrant, seasonal, and year-round agricultural workers to ensure workers receive the wages they have earned, live and work in a safe environment, are recruited lawfully and fairly and have access to public benefit programs.
Lopez Consulting Services, LLC
AFFILIATE MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS
Madison College HEP Program
The High School Equivalency Program (HEP) is an educational program targeted to help migrant and seasonal farm workers and their immediate family members earn a GED/HSED. HEP classes are offered in English and Spanish.
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) is a state agency charged with building and strengthening Wisconsin’s workforce in the 21st century and beyond. The Department’s primary responsibilities include providing job services, training and employment assistance to people looking for work, at the same time as it works with employers on finding the necessary workers to fill current job openings. Under the DWD umbrella, a wide variety of employment programs can be found including three different programs that service migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their employers.
With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education, and assistance. Worker Rights are guaranteed regardless of immigration status.
Consul de Mexico-Milwaukee
The Consulate of Mexico in Milwaukee provides services of documentation,
protection, legal, health, education, and community affairs to all Mexican nationals.
UW Madison, Division of Extension, Agriculture Institute, Farm Management Program
The Extension Farm Management Program provides research-based farm business
management information, resources and decision-making tools to farmers and
agribusinesses to improve business profitability and lifestyles through informed decision-making.
Southwestern Wisconsin Community Action Program (SWCAP)
Southwestern Wisconsin Community Action Program (SWCAP) was incorporated as a private, non-profit organization in Dodgeville, Wis. in 1966. We provide services in the critical areas of food, housing, energy, early childhood and adult education, healthcare and transportation. Governed by a board of directors, SWCAP is a focal point for antipoverty efforts in Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette and Richland counties in southwest Wis. SWCAP has a history of helping farmworkers and other individuals associated with the agricultural industry in Wisconsin.