SAF has taught me that knowledge is nothing without action.    

– Gerardo Silguero, SAF alumni 2015

For 25 years, Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF) has been developing the leadership of young people to improve the lives of farmworkers. SAFistas not only conduct outreach and link farmworkers to services in the community, but also work in solidarity with farmworkers to advocate for policy change, organize their communities, and educate others about social justice, while building the skills of young people who continue to fuel the movement. 

Since our inception in 1992, nearly 1000 SAFistas have increased access to health, legal, education, and organizing support for over 100,000 farmworkers and their family members. As a result of SAF, these young people stay engaged in social justice. According to our most recent survey of alumni, 51% have worked with farmworkers post-internship. As a result of their participation in a SAF program, 63% report to have worked for a nonprofit organization. 

We are asking first-time givers to donate $25 and long-time supporters to considering making an additional gift of $250, $2500, $25k or more. 

Your contribution will not only honor our accomplishments supporting young people to improve the lives of farmworkers, but also to support SAF’s efforts to invest further in young activists. Your gift will enable us to build our new national alumni advisory group and mentoring program to support alumni engaged in farmworker and immigrant rights work in isolated areas of NC. 

In addition to making a contribution in honor of SAF's 25th, we also hope you’ll be able to visit one of our 25-year exhibits and events - from Durham to Dudley to DC. As a part of our anniversary year, we curated a bilingual exhibit, newsprint, and website that represents the more than 350 documentary projects in SAF’s archive. 

Visit one our anniversary year exhibits! Details here.