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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Homeless & Housing, Housing Development, Construction & Management

Mission: The mission of Cesar Chavez Foundation is to enrich and improve the lives of low-income families by meeting their essential human, cultural, and community needs through multiple programs.

Results: Received the National Service Impact Award 2011 for outstanding volunteer service. More than 4,300 units of new and rehabilitated high-quality affordable housing in four states have been built for low income families. Our nine station radio network, Radio Campesina has provided popular regional Mexican music and high quality interactive educational programming for half a million daily listeners in three states. Thousands of at-risk youth have received after-school and weekend instruction and tutoring to help them be proficient in English and Algebra by high school. Millions of students learn about Cesar's work through California's Chavez holiday law and many kids learn Cesar's values by getting involved with service learning activities in their communities around the country.

Target demographics: Low income families, Farm laborers, Service laborers, At risk children of ages 5 to 18.

Direct beneficiaries per year: --Radio Campesina is the movement's nine-station Spanish-language radio network, with popular regional Mexican music and high quality interactive educational programming for half a million daily listeners in three states. --Thousands of farm worker and other Latino kids have received after-school and weekend instruction and tutoring to help them be proficient in English and Algebra by high school --Millions of students learn about Cesar's work through California's Chavez holiday law and many kids learn Cesar's values by getting involved with service-learning activities in their communities around the country.

Geographic areas served: Southwest Region: California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas

Programs: Housing and Economic Development; Academic Enrichment Programs through Si Se Puede Learning Centers; Senior Care through Spirit, Body and Mind Programs; Informational news and entertainment through Radio Campesina.

Community Stories

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Melanie12

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've visited the Cesar Chavez Foundation in Keene twice and would love to go again. A real learning experience. A great man.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Cesar Chavez Foundation is making incredible impact for youth, adolescents, and adults across the Southwest. Due to the fact that they place the Si, Se Puede! Learning Centers within the affordable housing communities which they own, the impact is personal, direct, and immediate. This organization is fueled by the history and passion of the original Si, Se Puede! Movement, but I am excited to see where this organization will go in the next 10 years....some big impact to come.

2 Sandra24

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered at Gilroy's Si Se Puede Learning Center. I have done many hours helping out with activities, cleaning, decorating, and much more. Not only have I given to the Center, but the staff at the center have also helped me much with forms I have needed for school. This is a great place for children to learn and participate with others. I think and have seen that Si Se Puede Learning Center helps children in their studies and helps the volunteers to mature.

1 Carmen S.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I volunteered at the Si Se Puede Learning Center at Aguila Oaks in San Antonio, TX as a Resident Activity Leader. Although working with children K-5th has never been my forte, I found that the children of the Aguila Oaks community are amazing individuals with great potential to succeed. Aside from the experience that I gained working with non-profits in community development, I also met some amazing people. The staff and volunteers at Si Se Puede have an unyielding energy and enthusiasm for education and community outreach. I am fortunate to have been a part of the great team that is Si Se Puede!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've been working at the Cesar Chavez Foundation in Keene, CA for about a month now and the passion and dedication each person has for this foundation is remarkable. I work as an intern/assistant for Cristina Graham and some of the tasks I get asked to do are very important and I feel honored that I can help out with the summer programs even if it's just a little thing I feel really accomplished. The time and effort I see on a daily basis to make sure that our summer programs run smoothly and are running properly is incredible. It's so inspirational working here especially for the education department because I can see that we are really trying to give resources to the kids that are in need. Cesar Chavez Foundation is amazing and I love working here.

1 Sue_23

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been to the Cesar Chavez Foundation in Keene, CA what a beautiful place to visit. I also have been to a couple different Learning Centers. I follow the Centers on Facebook and enjoy looking at all the activities they do at the Centers with the students. I also work for an after school program and I enjoy seeing the different ways they teach students to give them the extra support they may need. Keep up the great work Cesar Chavez Foundation.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been to a couple of the Centers. What a great program the Cesar Chavez Foundaion provides to the low income families. The staff does a awesome job working with these students. This also provides a great opportunity for people to volunteer in there community. Keep up the great work.