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General Purposes

Southwest Center for Economic Integrity

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Expanding Economic Opportunity
  • Grant Amount $150,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2003–June 30, 2005
  • Location Tucson, AZ, United States
  • Geographic Focus Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico

About this grant

In 2002, a project was launched to replicate Primavera Works, a nonprofit day labor agency in Tucson. This was the result of a national evaluation of Primavera. Multiyear funding will enable the Southwest Center for Economic Integrity to complete the final two years of the replication effort. Objectives include establishing alternative day labor sectoral enterprises in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Las Vegas, Nevada; promoting state and federal enforcement action and media coverage in Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada on day labor firms that violate provisions; and informing public policymakers in New Mexico and Nevada of the impact that state legislation is having on irresponsible day labor companies in Arizona.The Southwest Center for Economic Integrity works to extend the reach of day labor industry reform throughout the southwest region and help increase the wages and working conditions of impoverished day laborers through a socially responsible enterprise development approach.