Cornell has received a national award for its support of farmworkers across New York state. The honor recognizes a variety of programs that collaborate with farmworkers, a population facing numerous challenges including social isolation, workplace safety issues and heightened immigration enforcement.
The C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award, which includes $20,000, was announced Nov. 10 at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ (APLU) annual meeting in San Diego.
“We applaud Cornell for its comprehensive work to improve the lives of farmworkers,” said APLU President Peter McPherson. “Public and land-grant universities play a unique role in serving underserved populations. Cornell’s community engagement work powerfully illustrates the impact an institution can have – not just on a specific population, but across an entire region.”