Cesar Chavez Foundation
Rating: 4.86 stars 7 reviews
Issues: Homeless & Housing
Location: 316 W. 2nd Street Suite 600 Los Angeles CA 900012 USA
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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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.
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