$30,000 / 2010
P.O. Box 344116
Florida City, Florida 33034
Jonathan Fried, Executive Director
We Count! is a multi-cultural membership-based organization established in 2002 focused on: immigrant rights, including a path to citizenship for undocumented workers and students; workers’ rights, including defense against wage theft and fair treatment for day workers; and students’ right to a quality education that is equitable in terms of opportunities and provides quality outcomes for students of all races and socio-economic backgrounds. In addition to direct action organizing, We Count! operates a day worker center whose members are predominantly workers in the landscaping and construction industries. Hazen’s $30,000 grant in 2010 will enable We Count! to continue to build youth leadership among students and relationships with allies in the rural Dade County to impact policy and practice in the local high schools.