October 2002

The Nathan Cummings Foundation

 

October 2002

JOBS WITH JUSTICE EDUCATION FUND

Washington, D.C.

Health Program Grant - $75,000

Unite for Dignity

The goal of this project is to improve the quality of life, especially healthcare, in the immigrant communities of Miami, Florida. It will design and implement the Famn Voyan (Women on the Move) internship program, a leadership development pipeline that will provide grassroots, immigrant leaders with the information and community outreach skills they need to organize their communities in support of an improved quality of life, with emphasis on access to quality healthcare. At least thirty-two Famn Voyan interns will enter the program during its first year. In addition, it will launch a Fanm Voyan radio program in Spanish, Kreyol and English in order to do outreach and education in immigrant communities on healthcare and immigrant rights issues, as well as develop the interns' public speaking and message building skills.