Make the Road New York (www.maketheroadny.org) is a non-profit organization that builds the power of Latino and working-class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and survival services. We have 21,000+ members and operate five community centers in Bushwick, Brooklyn; Jackson Heights, Queens; Port Richmond, Staten Island, Brentwood, Long Island; and White Plains, Westchester.
MRNY’s Workers’ Health and Safety Program serves thousands of immigrant workers per year through a combination of training on a variety of health and safety topics and community-based research across various low-wage industries. The Program aims to develop the skills and leadership of community members to create more resilient, safe and healthy workplaces in a variety of industries across the city through dynamic training for immigrant workers, train-the-trainer programming, and community-based participatory research on occupational health and safety. This Program is housed within MRNY’s Organizing Department (Worker Organizing Team) and strives to connect participants to our broader worker organizing and systemic change efforts.