Spend the year learning about how to sustain your work in the farmworker movement and gaining leadership skills. Through training, mentorship, and professional development, 5-10 SAF alumni will participate in retreats, peer support calls, events, and ongoing mentorship to learn new skills and current farmworker issues. Through this program, SAF will build resilient leaders that will learn about nonprofit management in a social justice context. Topics that may be explored include popular education, equity, communication, fundraising, self/community care, and organizational culture.
Alumni will participate in volunteer opportunities, campaign actions, and documentary activities that are integrated with SAF’s work, including participating in National Farmworker Awareness Week and learning how to use documentary storytelling in the movement. Alumni can connect with other alumni, advocates, and farmworkers by hosting a gathering with other SAFistas and supporters in their area, attending one of SAF’s events with farmworkers, and attending the annual NC Farmworker Institute.