Jefferson Center for Education and Research --Pacific Northwest
The Jefferson Center for Education and Research creates opportunities with rural working people in the Pacific West, across languages and cultures, to achieve environmental, economic, and social justice.
We bring people together to learn from each other. We start with stories and experience, encourage structural analysis, and facilitate the development of regional networks, relationships, and collective capacity to move towards transformative action.
In our current Contingent Workers in Natural Resources program, we are accompanying and building the capacity of low-income natural resource workers to participate in the decisions that affect their communities, their workplaces and the resources they depend on for a living. Most of these workers are immigrants from Mexico and Central America engaged in seafood processing, forestry work, and other low-income work.