Cesar Chavez Foundation

Rating: 4.86 stars   7 reviews

Issues: Homeless & Housing

Location: 316 W. 2nd Street Suite 600 Los Angeles CA 900012 USA

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.
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EIN 95-2466747
(213) 362 0756
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

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.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

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!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

 
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