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Congratulations to our very own ESL teacher Juan C. Vieyra Navarro on receiving his Master's in Spanish from CSUB. We congratulate him on his journey and accomplishment. SI SE PUEDE! " I came to the USA at the age of 8 along with my parents from Mexico, Guanajuato. I have faced many struggles, but with the support of my family and school staff, I have been able to continue with my education. During my community college education, I worked in the agriculture sector simultaneously as I attended Bakersfield College. In this institution, I received a double major in Liberal Studies and Spanish. Later, I transferred to CSUB and received a BA in Spanish with a minor in Sociology. I am currently working at Farmworkers Institute of Education and Leadership Development as an English as a Second Language Instructor. This job has helped me acquire many skills and allowed me to work with the adult population. My job consists of teaching the fundamentals of the English language to prepar
Reminder!! Job Fair this Friday May 28, 2021 9:00AM-12:00PM. Corps Members, Crew Leaders, Supervisors, full - time and part - time. On the job paid training. Medical and dental Insurance, paid vacation, for full time employees. To register call 661-635-2611. Don’t miss this great job opportunity. #jobfair #jobopportunity
After more than 20 years away from school, Katty is finally walking the stage to receive her high school diploma. Katty first began her educational journey with FIELD as an English as a Second Language (ESL) student. While enrolled, her teacher Emily Zavala encouraged her to pursue her diploma, so she enrolled in EPIC de Cesar Chavez High School in Salinas Ca. She was 43 and had some more free time as her kids were in school, but maintained a rigorous schedule of ESL classes in the morning, EPIC High School classes in the afternoon, followed by work to support her daughters. She was also a main caretaker for her single brother’s 5 children, and raised his youngest son almost from birth. One day dropping off her ‘adopted’ son, she learned of the FIELD ESL program and decided to let go of her fears of it being too late and took the step to pursue her education. She is originally from Mexico City and the oldest of three children. She always enjoyed school, however due to family financi
Cesar Chavez Environmental Corps leads the way in training and community impact. In the fight to preserve our planet and its oceans, plastic pollution remains one of the greatest challenges we face. One solution to this problem is recycling. However, due to changes in market demand and the capacity for recycling centers to meet new cost-effective standards, more than 340 recycling centers closed in California in 2019. With so many recycling closures, the Cesar Chavez Environmental Corps has opened a new recycling center in Tehachapi, California to do its part and help meet some of that recycling demand, with a second center opening in Bakersfield this summer. Cesar Chavez Environmental Corps (CCEC) is the state-certified local conservation corps within the Farmworkers Institute of Education & Leadership Development (FIELD). CCEC has ambitious recycling goals, in addition to a strong desire to make an impact in the community through providing work and training opportunities. That’
Overcoming Hardship The Story of Angelica Flores’ Triumph over Adversity Tehachapi, Calif. - Angelica Flores, an EPIC de Cesar Chavez alumni, is graduating this month from College of the Desert on the Dean’s List and Honor Roll. During her time at College of the Desert, she became a published author of several poems, received a scholarship from Democrat Women’s of the Desert, and is working toward becoming an English and and Spanish teacher with Farmworkers Institute of Education & Leadership Development - FIELD Ms. Flores was born in Jerez Zacatecas, Mexico. She moved to the US with her mother and sister in 1990 at the age of 9. She is the youngest of 16 children, however, 8 died at birth or due to complications at a young age. Her father was in the Bracero program, a manual labor program originally established in 1942. At 14 she began working to help the family, and when it became too difficult to keep up with school and work to help support her family, she dropped out of hi