The M4E Work Readiness Program has successfully launched at the MAFO Conference, the
National Partnership of Farmworkers and Rural Organizations, after one year of
testing at the Backside Learning Center at Churchill Downs in Louisville KY.
The conference highlighted best practices from all over the U.S and
MATT4Education’s Work Readiness Programs received high reviews. Participants
were immediately attracted to its relevant content as they see huge social issues
among Hispanic farm working communities from the lack of knowledge and
awareness of the presented topics. Eighty percent of the participants requested
follow-up presentations to explore the possibilities of bringing the program
down to their communities. Many of them ready to start.
The conference did come to confirm a limiting factor that could prevent MATT
from bringing this valuable program to the community. While all the
organizations present recognized and affirmed the need, all of them are
restricted to the services funded by their grants. The current political situation
and funding environment prevent smaller entities from creating new programs
that cater to non-U.S. Citizens.
MATT For Education Staff is conformed of educators, sociologists, psychologists and experts in Hispanic learning strategies.