University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth
We present training for union locals and community organizations, using popular education techniques. In addition, the Center offers an extensive Workers Education Program with classes covering English for Speakers of Other Languages, high school equivalency preparation, and Adult Basic Skills instruction, at the worksite and in our downtown New Bedford separate facility. We are committed to facilitating coalition building, recently around transit justice and in the support of immigrant worker rights and organizing.
The UMass Dartmouth Arnold M. Dubin program is part of the four campus University of Massachusetts Labor Extension Program and works jointly with the other programs.
Recently we have branched out to work with students more, through internships and other learning projects. We have also been involved with labor and the arts through two labor history murals, a worker photography project, and spoken word presentations.
We also continue to do training and mentoring to young women leaders. Our program was one of the founders of the Women’s Institute for Leadership Development, and remains on the Executive Board. Locally, we help lead the SE Mass Women’s Committee.
WEP staff of 12 teachers and support staff