WeCount! strives to build the power of Latin American immigrants and farm workers in Homestead, Florida to fulfill their aspirations of justice and equality through education, developing leaders, organizing, cultural work, building coalitions, and collective action.
WeCount! leaders speak out against anti-immigrant legislation.
WeCount! members discuss and analyze issues affecting the community.
The family celebrates.
Protest at the office of a state legislator against anti-immigrant legislation.
WeCount! leader Lucia Quiej represents at the Democratic Party presidential debate in Miami.
Education and Leadership Development
Educational activities include worker and immigrant rights workshops; occupational safety and health workshops; evening ESL, Computer Literacy and Literacy in Spanish classes, and leadership development and civic engagement workshops and sessions.
Campaigns for Social Change
Our Planting Justice Campaign brings ornamental plant nursery workers together to win changes that ensure that plant nursery jobs are dignified, with a living wage, humane and civil treatment, and safe working conditions. We also participate in national and regional campaigns for immigrant inclusion, immigration reform and worker rights.
Our licensed low-power FM radio station, Radio Poder, La Chispa del Pueblo (Power Radio, the People's Spark) is going on the air in 2017! It will feature a variety of music, cultural, talk and interview programs in Spanish and indigenous languages spoken by Mexican and Guatemalan immigrants in Homestead.
Video Project: Real Homestead Stories
WeCount! youth and adults are working with supporters to create short dramatic videos outlining the struggles and successes of the immigrant workers and families.
Immigrant Worker and Family Support
We assist immigrant community members (as individuals, families or groups) with immediate crises through orientation, assistance in filing complaints with government agencies or negotiating with employers, and referral to attorneys. Typical issues include accidents on the job, wage theft, sexual harassment and other workplace abuse, ICE raids and detention of community members by ICE or the police. We also integrate cultural activities into our work.
American Friends Service Committee
Miguel Bernal Brito
Jose Luis Santiago
Pedro Marcos Raymundo
Rudy A. Perez Lopez
Worker Rights Organizer
Guadalupe De La Cruz
Adriana Duran Perez
PT OSHA 10 Training Assistant
This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.