Migration Matters: Serving Essential Farmworkers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This article was originally published by the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Resilience Center on December 15, 2020 and is reprinted with permission. The Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center (Arsht-Rock) will reach One Billion People with resilience solutions to climate change, migration, and human security challenges by 2030. We focus our efforts on people, communities, governments, and institutions to help them better prepare for, navigate, and recover from the multiple shocks and stressors people all over the world face every day.

Children of farmworkers play together in the playground at one of ECMHSP’s Head Start centers. Source: ECMHSP (Image taken prior to COVID-19. ECMHSP teachers and staff wear masks.)
John E. Menditto (right) in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, delivering cash assistance to farmworker families involved in mushroom harvesting. Source: ECMHSP

“Head Start is successful because the program recognizes a universal truth: that parents are the first and best teachers of their children.”

A woman holding an infant at one of ECMHSP’sHead Start centers. Source: ECMHSP
(Image taken prior to COVID-19. ECMHSP teachers and staff wear masks.)

“We always have been a nation of immigrants, made stronger and richer by individuals from around the world contributing their work and their resilience to enhance our society.”

A group of children playing a game at one of ECMHSP’s Head Start Centers. Source: ECMHSP
(Image taken prior to COVID-19. ECMHSP teachers and staff wear masks.)

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