For over 30-years the Instituto Laboral de la Raza has been serving low income families of California as a nonprofit advocacy and workers' resource center with offices both in the Mission District of San Francisco. We provide labor rights education and legal advocacy for the purpose of obtaining unpaid wages and other denied benefits. Most of our clients are unorganized working poor immigrants from Mexico, Central America and South America. We are open 5 days a week, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM. And by appointment on the weekends. All of our services are free.
The Instituto Laboral de la Raza is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. All donations are tax deductible in accordance with section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. We do not charge for our services. We are funded by donations and grants from foundations, businesses and labor organizations.
The Instituto is well known for our annual National Labor-Community Awards which is the largest event of its kind in the United States. It brings together the highest ranking leaders of labor, business, government and community organizations to create a true summit-like atmosphere for building and strengthening relationships. 800 to 1,000 people regularly attend. Your support for this event helps to fund our daily operations and helps bring people together who are making progresses happen. People like you!
The Instituto Laboral de la Raza offers a great opportunity to directly support a small local organization that does excellent work serving the needs of the working poor. Our offices distribute over $2,000,000 a year in back wages, secured contractual claims, unemployment insurance benefits and workers compensation benefits to the working poor families that we serve. The Instituto is small enough so that donors, at whatever level they contribute, have a significant impact on our ability to provide services.
For more information, visit: http://www.ilaboral.org