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 at community forum, "Know Your Rights and Defend Yourself." (1/28/17)
Evening class at WeCount! in Literacy in Spanish for immigrant workers.
ESOL class at WeCount!
The logo for WeCount!'s low-power community radio station, WWPP-LP, 97.7 FM.
Immigrant Worker Education and Advocacy Project
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), WWPP-LP, 97.7 FM, has been on the air since February 2017. Programming includes music of a variety of Latin American genres with a particular focus on Mexican and Guatemalan music; and informational spots on worker rights, immigrant rights, occupational safety and health, community events, and a variety of general interest information. Information is provided in Spanish and the 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 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
Pedro Marcos Raymundo
Juana De Leon
Lead Trainer & Organizer
PT Teacher & Organizer
Guadalupe De La Cruz
Ana Perez Morales
This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.