The Centreville Labor Resource Center was CIF's first program and remains at its heart. It provides a safe location where day laborers and employers can meet and negotiate fair terms (at least $15/hour) – an alternative to street-side hiring that leaves members vulnerable to lower wages and wage theft. Eighty-eight percent of those served are indigenous peoples mostly from Nebaj, Quiche in Guatemala; thirty percent speak the Mayan language Ixil; most have limited formal education. So ESOL classes, and job and financial skills training, mean participants will have access both to better-paying jobs and to the critical community resources like food, medical care, and education that they need. A new Women's Empowerment Project addresses the unmet holistic needs of women and families – because CIF is always listening to its members, organizing them, and advocating with them for their rights.

Headquarters: VA-Fairfax County

Where They Operate: VA-Fairfax County

Age Groups Served: Young adult (18-24); Adult (25-49)

Population(s) Served: Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members; Men/Boys; Women/Girls; Immigrants/Refugees

  • Jobs found for clients annually:   1,384
  • Typical hourly wage:   $15-17/hr
  • Hours of tutoring, mentoring, or class-time we provide annually:   440
  • Amount of money recovered for wage theft victims:   $9,192
  • Number of volunteers who work with us annually:   130

Awards & Recognition

Recognized as a 2016-17 Outstanding Community Partner by the Social Action and Integrative Learning Institute at George Mason University;
Chosen as 2017 “Distinguished Ally" by Virginia Interfaith Center for Public policy


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Budget (FY2023)

  • The current budget for Centreville Immigration Forum is: $3 million or higher
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