Farmworkers’ average annual income is $11,000, making them the lowest paid workforce in the nation.
SAF is awarded 2011 AARP Multicultural Outreach Award
SAF was honored as one of five winners of the 2011 AARP Multicultural Outreach Award for their contributions to diversity and inclusion, focusing on marginalized people. “AARP recognizes that combined interest, energy and commitment make life better for our families and communities,” states Debra Tyler-Horton, AARP Associate State Director for Multicultural Programs. “These awards reflect AARP President Barry A. Rand’s commitment to open the door to the American dream to all people, broaden the culture of America, and ensure that the culture is more inclusive. These organizations have helped raise the bar in that regard.
” The awards winners are Beloved Community Center of Greensboro; Centro de Internacional de Raleigh; Black Men’s Health Initiative, Durham; Uniting NC, Raleigh; and Student Action with Farmworkers, Durham.