Who We Are

Over 50 years ago, civil rights activist Cesar Chavez ignited a movement that would transform communities by championing the rights of farmworkers, Latinos and working people. He believed it was important to support working families and Latinos through numerous programs including housing, education, and broadcast radio in order to create lasting community empowerment.

Today, the Cesar Chavez Foundation carries on his legacy by growing and adapting into a successful group of social enterprises that support working families, inspiring and transforming communities from rural to urban areas throughout the Southwest and across generations.

With more than 600 employees across six states, the Cesar Chavez Foundation provides services to over one million people in the following areas:

Creates and manages high-quality, service-enhanced affordable housing for working families and seniors across the Southwest.

Preserves the legacy of Cesar Chavez with a National Monument visitor center, memorial gardens and gravesite, as well as Villa La Paz, a conference and educational center.

Transforms the lives of youth and seniors through enrichment and education with 22 Si Se Puede Learning Centers, two community centers and six Si Se Puede Senior Centers.

Broadcasts from 11 radio stations across California, Arizona, Oregon, and Washington to entertain and engage listeners, provide vital information and bring communities together.

Our Goal

The central goal of all our social enterprises is to provide critical services that address the long-term needs of the multi-generations of Latino and working families in the Southwest, and ultimately inspire and transform communities. The Cesar Chavez Foundation is one of many organizations in a larger movement to carry on Cesar Chavez’s life mission of creating equality and opportunity for all.

Our Mission

At the Cesar Chavez Foundation, our mission is to carry on Cesar’s life’s work of uplifting the lives of Latinos and working families by inspiring and transforming communities through social enterprises that address essential human, cultural and community needs.

Our Values

Integrity
Si Se Puede: Anything Is Possible
Human Dignity
Commitment
Self-sustainability

We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community... Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.

– Cesar Chavez