Levante Leadership Institute
SAF's Levante Leadership Institute is a program designed to increase educational success and develop social skills of Latino youth from farmworker families in Johnston County and the surrounding area. Through popular education and cultural arts such as documentary/theater, students share their experiences, build confidence, gain leadership skills, and explore options for higher education. We connect youth families' with community resources and engage them in SAF’s advocacy and organizing work.
Into the Fields
How would you like to spend your summer supporting the people who plant and harvest the fruits and vegetables you eat every day? Through Into the Fields Internship you will support farmworker agencies and organizations and get trained on the issues surrounding farmworkers’ lives and the broader context of the agricultural industry. Each summer, SAF places approximately 25 college students with organizations that serve, organize or advocate for farmworker justice.
ITF Program Assistant
Former interns and fellows are invited to apply for one of two summer positions assisting SAF staff with planning and logistics for the Into the Fields Internship Program including mentoring the 23 college students working with farmworker agencies throughout the Southeast.
Solidaridad is an academic year internship for college students, recent graduates, or Dreamers in the North Carolina Triangle area. Participants work in SAF’s office and receive mentorship and training. They are part of a cohort and together they learn about the farmworker justice movement and gain nonprofit leadership skills. Interns support SAF’s mission by conducting presentations, mentoring farmworker youth, creating communication tools, and participating in actions, rallies, and coalition meetings.
As alumni of a SAF program, you are connected to a network of activists and organizers that is over 1000 strong. SAF is committed to supporting alumni with updated information on farmworker-led campaigns, events & actions, professional development resources and jobs in the movement, and opportunities to network with your peers. By staying connected we can continue to build and strengthen the movement for farmworker justice and student leadership.
From the Ground Up
SAF educates and informs thousands of community members by raising awareness of injustices in the agricultural industry through our From the Ground Up program. We use presentations, documentary work, and actions to inform and mobilize students and community members around current legislation, consumer boycotts, and other justice efforts led by farmworkers. We coordinate National Farmworker Awareness Week to raise awareness about farmworkers on our campuses and in our communities.