Social Justice Organizations

ROCLA is committed to working for systemic justice and supports numerous organizations that are on the front line of this endeavor.

Each year the ROCLA Steering Committee is pleased to announce its yearly contributions to grassroots and solidarity organizations in Latin America and the U.S.

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We rely on your membership contributions to fund ROCLA’s donations to worthy organizations in addition to operating our monthly free programs. Please consider supporting ROCLA today as a monthly sustainer or with a one-time donation.


In the past, ROCLA has annually donated to as many 27 organizations. For 2018, the Steering Committee decided to donate to fewer organizations, but in larger amounts, to enhance the impact of ROCLA’s support for these vital programs.


Alianza Agricola | Facebook: theAlianzaAgricola | Twitter: @AlianzaAgricola | Instagram: @alianza_agricola

The Alianza Agrícola is a group led by and comprised of immigrant farmworkers in Western and Central New York. The group came together to create a better future here in New York for immigrant farmworker families and communities. Through participation in the group, Alianza members are empowered to advocate on their own behalf and gain valuable leadership skills and access to opportunities. Participants engage in efforts to educate the community about immigrant farmworkers and their aspirations. The Alianza Agrícola is supported by many groups of allies as well as individuals who work alongside us to fight for immigrants’ rights.

The group is currently focused on an effort to win driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants in New York as part of the statewide Green Light NY: Driving Together campaign.

Alliance for Global Justice
Facebook: Alliance4GlobalJustice | Twitter: @All4GlobalJust

It is the mission of the Alliance for Global Justice to achieve social change and economic justice by helping to build a stronger more unified grassroots movement. We recognize that the concentration of wealth and power is the root cause of oppression requiring us to work together across ideologies, issues and communities. The Alliance nurtures organizations seeking fundamental change in international and national conditions that disempower people, create disparities in access to wealth and power, poison the earth, and plunder its resources.

We support locally-based grassroots organizing by sharing political analysis, mobilizing for direct action, monitoring the centers of corporate and government power, expanding channels of communication, and sharing skills and infrastructure. Our commitment to solidarity and to non-hierarchical democratic process enables us to respectfully listen and respond to each other within the movement.

CISPES | Twitter: @CISPES | Facebook:

The Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES) is a grassroots solidarity organization that has been supporting the Salvadoran people’s struggle for social and economic justice since 1980. We organize strategic campaigns against US government and corporate intervention in El Salvador and accompany the Salvadoran popular movement in its work to realize an inspiring vision of participatory democracy and economic justice. Our work is coordinated through the CISPES National Office in Washington, DC, and carried out by local CISPES chapters and supporters across the country.

Ecumentical Project for Int’l Cooperation (EPIC) | Facebook: EPIC | Instagram: @epicdevprojects

EPIC (Ecumenical Project for International Cooperation) works internationally and within the United State promoting local-led projects in Women & Youth, Regenerative Organic Agriculture, Human Rights, Indigenous Culture, Peace, Environmental Protection and Health & Nutrition

EPIC is interfaith and works with individuals and grassroots organization who are implementing creative solutions to urgent problems. The organization works on projects in the following locations: Colombia – El Salvador – Guatemala – Honduras – Mexico – U.S.A. – Nepal

Immigration Law Project | Facebook: LASNNY | Twitter: @LASNNY

The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York provides effective, free civil legal services and education to and advocacy for people with low income or other barriers to accessing the legal system. We secure basic needs, protect and preserve legal rights, provide equal access to justice and seek fairness and dignity for our clients.

The Immigration Project of the Legal Aid Society, in partnership with the Legal Aid Society of Rochester, provides high quality and vigorous representation in immigration-related matters to persons residing in Northeastern New York.

The program will provide intake, referral, advice or representation on a variety of immigration matters.

Areas of support provided include:

    • Family immigration relief for battered spouses and crime victims.
    • Naturalization verification of immigration status.
    • Asylum Removal, deportation Community Legal Education.
    • Kids for College Program
    • Provides the children of migrant farmworkers in New York State assistance for
      achieving a college education through mentoring and other supports.

Downtown Presbyterian Church

Downtown Presbyterian Church of Rochester for the continued use of their beautiful meeting rooms, logistical equipment, and staff support for the purpose of ROCLA’s monthly programs and steering committee meetings.


Support ROCLA

We rely on your membership contributions to fund ROCLA’s donations to worthy organizations in addition to operating our monthly free programs. Please consider supporting ROCLA today as a monthly sustainer or with a one-time donation.