FIELD Gains Name Recognition, Momentum Going Into Graduation Season
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FIELD Gains Name Recognition, Momentum Going Into Graduation Season

It’s been a little more than three weeks since our wildly successful 8th Annual Chavez Legacy Breakfast and we’re still floating on Cloud 9. This year we had a record sold-out crowd of 600-plus attendees filling the ballroom to the brim with joy, love and hope for the future. We’re already talking about needing a larger…

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…

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…

Team Building
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Team Building

Mental health is a big issue for many of our students. Some of our young adult 18-26-year-olds, like in FIELD’s Environmental Conservation Corps, have experienced different types of traumas, which has impacted their ability to take advantage of opportunities presented to them. Some have had to drop out of school for reasons beyond their control. Most…