Showing posts from July, 2021

Calling all teachers

 FIELD is hiring teachers for our EPIC de Cesar Chavez High School.  Why work for FIELD? Our EPIC teachers want to make a difference. Above all, EPIC teachers have the satisfaction of knowing they help improve the lives of others. EPIC teachers make a social change, inspire entrepreneurs, and give disadvantaged young adults opportunities to overcome social and economic barriers.  Yes, our classrooms will challenge you, but if you like multicultural students who are grateful for your service, EPIC  could be the right place for your future.  Apply today!

Brilliant staff

 We like to recognize our brilliant staff, especially those who continuously support our students, inspiring them to reach their goals.  These ladies are part of the FIELD Student Service Coordinator team, they make things happen.  Meet {left to right} Liliana Mendez, Christina Sandoval, and Amber Neri-Escobedo.  We are grateful for all of their hard work and dedication. 


The tire recycling crew works hard every day, but today was a little extra. Today's task was to pick up abandoned tractor tires. It took 3 team members to pick up one tire and load it onto the truck. We are doing our part in conserving landfill space. Tire recycling prevents the spread of disease. Discarded old tires provide homes for disease-carrying rodents. Let's all do our part to keep our community and planet clean. 

Mr. A

 Our EPIC de Cesar Chavez High School has some very unique teachers. Our teacher Tony Arevalo or as his students call him "Mr. A" is one of those teachers we call unique. He teaches adult students in California City.  Shaneta Ware is a 2021 California City graduate and she was very nervous on the day of graduation. She told Mr. A "I have never put on a cap and gown and I am too nervous to figure it out" Mr. A calmed her down and without any hesitation helped her prepare for one of the most important days of her life.  A unique teacher always has compassion for their students, understanding their students' personal lives, and appreciation for their academic goals and achievements. These pictures show why Mr. Tony Arevalo is a unique teacher. This EPIC de Cesar Chavez High School.

Activism in Texas

Labor leader Dolores Huerta praises ‘courageous’ activism of Texas Dems Labor leader and civil rights icon Dolores Huerta tells Ali Velshi how she thanked the Texas Democrats for their “sacrifices” in fighting for the voting rights of every American and how they can continue the fight on the ground in Texas through organizing and voter registration like she did decades ago with farm workers: “We’ve got to fight for our voting rights because this is the soul of America.”  #field #DoloresHuerta #activist  Watch on MSNBC:

Soledad California Mayor

 Soledad California Mayor Anna M. Velasquez joined us at our Salinas, Greenfield, and Soledad graduation ceremonies. She took time to congratulate all the students and take pictures with everyone. It was an honor to have her. Pictured here with our North Region Supervisor Luz Zavala. 

A picture worth a thousand words.

 They say a picture is worth a thousand words and this picture is the perfect example of that.  Silvano Valencia is a student at our Greenfield Ca. EPIC de Cesar Chavez High School. He is striving to reach the goal of obtaining a high school diploma and participate in a memorable graduation ceremony. His teacher Mr. Donald Gibbs shared this story with us. "Silvano who works in the fields came into my class right after work after enduring a long day of work. We were doing vocabulary. The students see the word in Spanish, then write the word in English. Unfortunately, the student did not have paper, so he wrote his vocabulary words on his hand. Of course, I was impressed with his efforts to reach that goal of obtaining his high school diploma no matter what, and I had to take a picture and share it. We gave him plenty of paper to continue his work." This picture is a sign and symbol of how hard our EPIC students work, how dedicated they are and how much a high school diploma me

Employee of the Month

Congratulations, Maria Segovia, she was chosen as Employee of the Month by her manager Dominique Chastain. Maria is the Student Service Coordinator for Merced and Atwater. Maria is always available for the students making sure they have all the tools they need to help them reach their goals. "Maria is always looking out for our students. She is professional and caring. I know I can count on her to be supportive when there are challenges at either of her sites. She is a tremendous team player with a strong sense of integrity. She always has a positive disposition and a-Si Se Puede attitude." Said Dominique about Maria.  An important part of growing as an organization is teamwork. We are grateful to have Maria on our team and we appreciate the dedication and passion she demonstrates on a daily basis.


 Thank you to all these teachers from Bakersfield, Tulare, McFarland, and California City. A big thank you to our Regional Manager Dr. Sara Soria and our Director of Education Delilah Martinez. These educators dedicated their time and experience to all the EPIC de Cesar Chavez High School students with encouragement to achieve their goal of receiving a high school diploma.  Thank you for believing in your students. Si Se Puede!

Reaching goals

 On Monday, June 28, 2021, we had an EPIC de Cesar Chavez High School graduation in Atwater Ca. along with a certificate of completion ceremony for our students of CTE {Career Technical Education}. Although it was a three-digit temperature day everyone was happy and smiling. The 2020 -2021school year was difficult for our students, but with the support of their teachers and families, and a goal to reach they made it. 


 The Salinas, Greenfield, and Soledad graduation was our last graduation for the 2021 school year. This EPIC de Cesar Chavez High School graduation was epic. We closed out the school year with a mariachi. Watch how our President/CEO David Villarino Gonzalez enjoys the beautiful sound of the mariachi.