DHF in the News: Cultiva la Salud Works with Greenfield Residents for a Healthier Community 3/31/16

DHF in the News: Cultiva la Salud Works with Greenfield Residents for a Healthier Community 3/31/16

Screen Shot 2016-04-28 at 2.19.58 PMThe Dolores Huerta Foundation’s Cultiva la Salud Program held its first meeting to work with Greenfield residents on creating a healthier community. The Greenfield general meeting hopes to shape a community plan to increase opportunities for physical activity and increase access to healthier foods for the community south of Bakersfield. Camila Chavez, DHF Executive Director said, “What we’re really trying to focus on are policy improvements. What can we do working with our local government, working with our local schools, to increase these opportunities? It’s not just about a family’s personal habits. It’s really, as a community, what are our options?” Many times it’s a question of available space for physical activity. The DHF wants to work with schools to make fields and playgrounds open during non school hours.

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DHF and Kern Education Justice Collaborative in the News: Radio Bilingue, 4/15, 4pm

DHF and Kern Education Justice Collaborative in the News: Radio Bilingue, 4/15, 4pm

Dolores-Huerta-lider-historica-fundadora-de-la-UFW1-226x179In School Expulsion Capital, Parents Learn About Rights

The Kern High School District in Kern County, California has been called the expulsion capital in the state. A year and a half after being sued for disciplining Latino and African-American students more harshly, the school government has shown numbers that speak to a reduction in suspensions and expulsions. However, local critics say the problems persist. Reporter Rubén Tapia follows up on this issue.

Listen to the full story at the following link.

In School Expulsion Capital, Parents Learn About Rights