April 23, 2012 (San Diego) -- The Foundation for Change announced $15,000 in grants to 15 local organizations in the Immigrant, Refugee & Border-Based Communities to attend Immigrant Day in Sacramento on May 21. Grants of $1,000 each cover travel expenses for grantees, participation in a pre-event Orientation, Media Advocacy session at the Equality Alliance in May and a debrief session, in June.
The grants have been awarded to:
African Coalition Workforce
TA Providers/Capacity Building Providers
California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC)
According to Andrea Rocha, Program Officer at the San Diego-based Foundation for Change, “the Foundation for Change is very pleased to be working collaboratively with its grantee partners, for the second year, on this important day in Sacramento. There is great energy in the San Diego immigrant, refugee and border-based communities around going to Sacramento together with a common agenda for change and justice. We look forward to meeting other California organizations that share our common concerns and we look forward to coming back home, strengthened by the experience.”
This Foundation for Change program ensures that San Diegans will be represented in Sacramento by a united immigrant rights community with a common message for change. Grantees of the Foundation for Change will also serve as media spokespersons, representing San Diego's diverse immigrant & refugee communities. For more information on Immigrant Day, please consult CIPC’s website: www.caimmigrant.org