About FIELD

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit founded and established in 1978 by Farmworker Leader Cesar E Chavez. Cesar’s ultimate vision was to inspire farmworkers & the rural workforce to gain self-sufficiency through employee owned social enterprises. At FIELD, we are committed to strengthening our communities through promoting economic and social prosperity to help Farmworkers, Immigrants, Latinx, poor non-Hispanic Whites and African-Americans in California’s rural communities.  FIELD carries out this mission through a continuum of educational and workforce development programs that assist underserved communities in achieving empowerment, self-sufficiency, and a better quality of life.

Our Core Purpose - To empower the underserved to be self-sufficient

Our Core Values - Integrity, Innovation, Opportunity, and “Si Se Puede” ~ “Yes We Can”

Our Focus - A Continuum of Education and Training: Leads to employee owned social enterprises


FIELD has served almost 90,000 people since 2002 by making a major investment in an education and training infrastructure as progress towards Cesar’s VISION of social and economic prosperity. FIELD specifically serves in geographical regions that are among the most economically, socially, culturally, and disproportionately impacted communities.  These communities are located in 8 counties throughout the northern and southern regions of California, ranging from Butte, Nevada, Monterey, Merced, Tulare, Kern, Los Angeles, to Riverside county.

These efforts have made improved social and economic prosperity in the households of hundreds of thousands of farmworkers, immigrants, Latinx, poor non-Hispanic Whites and African Americans in rural communities a reality.

Our goal at FIELD is to serve 250,000 people by 2025 through our many programs including English Literacy (ESL)EducationCareer Technical Education & Training, and our Conservation Corps.

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