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The mission of the Centreville Immigration Forum (CIF) is to implement sustainable programs that provide immigrants in need with the means to improve their lives and become more integrated into the community; improve communication and cooperation amo... Read more
The mission of the Centreville Immigration Forum (CIF) is to implement sustainable programs that provide immigrants in need with the means to improve their lives and become more integrated into the community; improve communication and cooperation among groups serving immigrants; and build community recognition of our strength in diversity. All of our programs include workers in leadership and decision-making and support the self-sufficiency of low-income immigrants.
The Centreville Labor Resource Center (CLRC), a safe place where CLRC members and employers meet to discuss fair wages and terms of employment. As a nonprofit, we are not interested in profits, but rather in maximizing our impact on the community. We work to provide community members with the work opportunities that allow members to be financially independent and to sustain themselves and their families as cost of living continues to rise.
In addition to the facilitation of employment agreements, the CLRC provides skills training, English classes, other educational opportunities, and referral and other services to members.
The Centreville Commission for Labor Justice was formed to fight, prevent, and ultimately end wage theft in the greater Centreville area. The commission is a project of the Centreville Immigration Forum, led by a Committee of workers, volunteers, small business owners and CIF staff. The CCLJ complements the work of the Centreville Labor Resource Center by assisting community members in negotiating with employers who have refused to pay their wages owed.