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…
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FIELD’S EPIC Charter High Schools Receive Healthy Meals Incentives Grant

BAKERSFIELD, CA: FIELD is thrilled to announce that it has been awarded a $150,000 Healthy Meals Incentives grant from Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK), to support its efforts to create kitchen facilities at its Union Avenue property, which will allow students at its EPIC de Cesar Chavez charter high schools for adults to receive healthy,…
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EPIC Schools Receive $100,000 Kitchen Equipment Grant for Union Avenue Site 

By Kelly Hartog   FIELD’s Epic High School for adults operates at over 22 sites in California with little to no kitchen equipment to feed its students or support its nutrition classes.   But now, thanks to a $100,000 grant from the California Department of Education, FIELD will be able to build out a fully equipped kitchen…
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Graduations, Inspiration, Triumphs and More!

We’re off to a busy summer at FIELD starting with 150 graduates taking the stage last month in Bakersfield and some of our surrounding campuses. It’s always so inspiring to hear the stories of resilience and hope that our graduates and their families share at these celebrations. One graduate who spoke talked about her seven…
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An Evening of Triumph and Accomplishment at Indio’s EPIC High School Graduation

By Kelly Hartog Cheered on by their friends and family, 15 proud adult students took the stage at FIELD’s EPIC de Cesar High School graduation in Coachella on June 14, where they were congratulated by keynote speaker, Indio Mayor, Oscar Ortiz.   The two graduate student speakers–Sonia Araceli Torres Felix and Jay Oliver Sese–spoke passionately…
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FIELD and Kern County Fire Department Sign MOU Three Years in the Making

Si Se Puede! FIELD is thrilled to announce that on June 14 a Memorandum of Understanding  (MOU) was finally signed between FIELD and the Kern County Fire Department (KCFD). FIELD’S CTE Fire Manager Steve Watkins was instrumental in finalizing the agreement, which was signed by FIELD President and CEO David Villarino and Kern County Fire…
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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,…