National Farm Worker Ministry Records

Accession Number: 
LR000338
Extent: 
28 linear feet (42 MB, 7 SB)
Date: 
1959-1995, bulk 1965-1980

The National Farm Worker Ministry (predecessor name California Migrant Ministry) is an agency of the Southern and Northern California Councils of Churches and is affiliated with the Migrant Ministry of the National Council of Churches. It carries on a direct and active ministry of service to farm workers and their families in the following areas: Education, health services, worship, recreation, literacy classes, voter registration, community development, and vocational counseling and training. The NFWM also assists local clergy and congregations in their relationships with farm workers.

In addition, the National Farm Worker Ministry has played an active role in the organization of farm workers, in promoting national and state legislation, and in lending support to striking farm workers.

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