Join Us as We Celebrate Our Founder, Cesar Chavez, Mar. 28
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Join Us as We Celebrate Our Founder, Cesar Chavez, Mar. 28

Our annual Cesar Chavez Legacy Breakfast is just three weeks away and this year’s honorees represent our founder Cesar Chavez’s vision of “Empowering the underserved to be self-sufficient.” With your generous sponsorships, this year’s proceeds will go to furnishing the new dormitories under construction to house our un-housed young adult corps members. This transitional housing…

Meet Chris Blood, Education Director for the Chavez Environmental Corp.

Meet Chris Blood, Education Director for the Chavez Environmental Corp.

Following a decade as a Trail Crew Foreman and Logistics Officer with the National Park Service and USDA Forest Service in the Sierra Nevada, then another decade as a college English professor in the Bay Area, Chris Blood joined FIELD in the Summer of 2022, bringing his considerable experience in education to the organization. He…

Congratulations to Rudy Salas on Mar. 5 Primary Win

Congratulations to Rudy Salas on Mar. 5 Primary Win

With a little help from his fans and supporters, former Assemblymember Rudy Salas, who spearheaded an $8 million budget allocation for FIELD last year, has won the Mar. 5 democratic primary in California’s 22nd Congressional District. Salas, who served in the CA Assembly for 10 years representing the Central Valley, will face off against incumbent…

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…