The ILP also provides a space for the study, research and advocacy of issues that affect working and low-income immigrant communities and develops grassroots organizing skills among students by collaborating with labor leaders, scholars, workers, community members, and activists to address issues common to working and low-income immigrant communities.
Student coordinators will dedicate 10-15 hours a week actively supporting a grassroots project in conjunction with community partners:
- Students placed with Many Languages One Voice (MLOV) will support the worker-led promotor committee by conducting research on employers; strategizing with promotores and MLOV organizers; accompanying workers and committee members to file claims at the Office of Wage-Hour; and accompanying workers and committee members in walk-backs and other direct actions if deemed appropriate.
- Students placed with Limited Purpose Driver Licenses Project in DC will support community partners, like the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN), as they share research and organize with the immigrant community for better access to licenses.
Meet Our Student Coordinators
Kendra Layton and Chris Wager
Joanna Foote and Sophia Sepp
Elisabeth Springer and Grace Wallack
Prior to the fall of 2015, the Immigration and Labor Project was known as the Day Laborer Exchange (DLE), a community-based education program that addressed structural issues affecting day laborers.