$30,000 / 2010, 2011
1027 S. 5th Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53205
Christine Neumann Ortiz, Executive Director
Voces de la Frontera opened in 2001 with a mission to organize low wage and immigrant workers and students and to advocate for policy changes that will benefit them and their community. In 2009, the Voces youth-led campaign to secure in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant students was passed by the legislature and signed into law. Voces’ long term vision is to connect the immigrant rights movement to a broader progressive movement for worker and student rights for economic and racial equality. Their current institutional campaigns are to pass comprehensive immigration reform granting an earned path to citizenship, to pass the DREAM Act as federal legislation and to end racial profiling in the State. Voces de la Frontera has been supported for their organizing among Latino and African American youth. Hazen’s $30,000 grants in 2010 and 2011 will enable them to continue to organize as an inter-ethnic youth organizing effort.