We launched the Get BIG! Basebuilding Innovation Group in the summer of 2013. Get BIG! is a bold program to help our affiiates grow to scale.
Nannies, Housekeepers and Homecare Workers are organizing for better pay, and for dignity and respect in the workplace. As the Atlanta Chapter of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, we are building power through leadership development, strategic campaigns and alliance building. Our campaigns include minimum wage and overtime for homecare workers, a $15 federal minimum wage, and Medicaid Expansion in Georgia. We offer regular job skills and know-your-rights trainings, and a Health Referral Program for members.
The Dorothy Bolden Fellowship is a new program of the National Domestic Workers Alliance inspired by Ai-jen Poo’s MacArthur Foundation Fellowship award in 2014. The MacArthur Fellowship award was a tremendous honor, recognizing the important role domestic workers and caregivers play in shaping the growing movement for equity and democracy in America. The funds from the MacArthur Fellowship will be used to to support the continuous development of new leaders among domestic workers and caregivers for our movement to strengthen this work and its impact.
Through our SOL initiative, the first two-year phase of which we recently completed, NDWA has conducted an intensive, transformative leadership development and organizational capacity-building process with approximately 75 domestic worker leaders and staff representing 25 NDWA affiliates, including 16 emerging organizations of domestic workers.