ERIC Number: ED420457
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Into the Fields: Mobilizing Students To Work with Farmworkers on Campuses and in Communities.
Okie, Alejandra; Wiggins, Melinda
This manual for college students and faculty outlines ways to mobilize others on campus to learn about, educate, and work with migrant and seasonal farmworkers in their local area. Section I introduces the work and educational situation of migrant workers and the goals of the Into the Fields program, in which student interns provide legal, health, and educational services for farmworkers while promoting thoughtful action for social change. Section II addresses initiating the Into the Fields Program: needs assessment, exploring local issues, and developing effective strategies. Section III discusses mobilizing campus faculty and students through committees, campus events, and service-learning courses. Section IV describes coordinating a summer internship program: developing relationships with sponsoring organizations, recruiting and selecting interns, planning the summer internship, reflecting on the internship, and participant responsibilities. Section V outlines fundraising plans, funding possibilities, and how to contact service-learning funders. Section VI addresses sustaining the program and becoming a Student Action with Farmworkers chapter. Supplements to sections of the manual include samples: syllabus, newspaper ad, sponsoring organization application and evaluation forms, grievance procedure form, internship agreement and application, emergency medical information form, waiver of liability form, speaker invitation letter, orientation and retreat agendas, evaluation forms, publicity release form, and fundraising letter. Also included are lists of Student Action with Farmworkers publications and materials for sale or loan; intern referral organizations by state, city, and organization type; and contact information, goals, intern responsibilities and qualifications, and intern support available for 76 organizations offering intern programs. (SAS)
Descriptors: College Programs, College Students, Consciousness Raising, Experiential Learning, Farm Labor, Field Experience Programs, Fund Raising, Higher Education, Internship Programs, Migrant Workers, Personnel Management, Program Development, Program Guides, Seasonal Laborers, Service Learning, Social Action, Summer Programs
Student Action with Farmworkers, P.O. Box 90803, Durham, NC 27705 ($15).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students
Sponsor: Corporation for National Service, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Eddy/Northeast Health, Troy, NY.
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