FIELD Expands Union Ave. Facility With Help of Federal Funds 

FIELD Expands Union Ave. Facility With Help of Federal Funds 

In good news for FIELD, we recently received funding from a Federal Tax Credit program that will help us renovate part of our headquarters at Union Ave. and give at least 16 of our unhoused Chavez Environmental Corps corpsmembers a place to live while they are working with us. It will also help us build…

Meet Dave Weaver: The Chavez Environmental Corps’ Director is Committed to Reclaiming the Environment

Meet Dave Weaver: The Chavez Environmental Corps’ Director is Committed to Reclaiming the Environment

David Weaver brings years of experience in the California Conservation Corps to his job as Director of FIELD’s Environmental Corps job training program. He discusses his department’s mandate to train corpsmembers into restoring the natural environment, especially after wildfires, floods, and other natural disasters. Weaver spoke about his work, his love of nature, his dedication…

FIELD Institute organizes GoFundMe for worker’s dad killed in crash post-heart attack

FIELD Institute organizes GoFundMe for worker’s dad killed in crash post-heart attack

FIELD Institute is organizing a GoFundMe for one of their employee’s 80-year-old father, Gregorio Beltrán, who died after suffering from a sudden heart attack on his way home from work. More from Bakersfield Now here. More from Univision here.

FIELD Joins Water and Housing Activists to Demand Clean Water for Farmworkers in Sacramento on Jan. 16

FIELD Joins Water and Housing Activists to Demand Clean Water for Farmworkers in Sacramento on Jan. 16

Over 400 water and housing justice advocates from a variety of organizations rallied at the state capital in Sacramento on Jan. 16 to call for action on clean water and affordable housing for central Valley farmworkers and other impacted communities.

‘Christmas Magic’ Comes Alive at FIELD’s 2nd Annual Toys 4 Tots Giveaway

‘Christmas Magic’ Comes Alive at FIELD’s 2nd Annual Toys 4 Tots Giveaway

Over 500 Families Get Toys & Clothing at Holiday Event By Runa Lemminn You could see the excitement on the faces of hundreds of children as they waited impatiently with their families for the 2nd annual FIELD Toy & Clothing Giveaway to begin. The line at FIELD headquarters on Union Ave. started early, with families…

You’re Invited: Holiday Toy and Clothing Giveaway

You’re Invited: Holiday Toy and Clothing Giveaway

It’s the Season for Giving Back.  We hope you can join FIELD and our community partners for our second annual Holiday Toy & Clothing Giveaway on Wednesday, Dec. 13 from 3-6 pm.  Santa and his elves will be on hand to distribute toys to the children and community members can select new and gently used coats, socks…

Meet Steve Watkins: Fire Program Manager Dedicated to Empowering FIELD’S Corpsmembers

Meet Steve Watkins: Fire Program Manager Dedicated to Empowering FIELD’S Corpsmembers

By Kelly Hartog Steven Watkins comes to FIELD’s Fire Program following a 33-year career as a Battalion Chief for the Bureau of Land Management and as an Interagency Incident commander. After retiring from BLM, he joined FIELD in January 2023 as the Fire Program Manager and Acting Natural Resources Manager. Watkins was instrumental in helping…

Good News for Fall – Grants, Honors, Back to School
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Good News for Fall – Grants, Honors, Back to School

As summer comes to an end, our schools are now back in session, offering our students a new season full of opportunity and hope.   We’ve been busy at FIELD the past few months planning the coming year and we have a lot of good news to share.  Our classroom capacity is expanding. Because transportation is such a barrier to our students…