The Dolores Huerta Foundation’s Health team’s COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Kern County have been a lifeline for our people. They’ve provided protection against the virus and shown us that unity and hope can prevail in challenging times.
WHAT WE DO
The Dolores Huerta Foundation passionately advocates for social justice, focusing on empowering marginalized communities through grassroots organizing, civic engagement, and education initiatives. By championing the rights of underrepresented populations, we strive to create a more equitable and inclusive society for all.
GET OUT THE VOTE
The Dolores Huerta Foundation is dedicated to Get Out the Vote initiatives, actively engaging and empowering underrepresented and underresourced communities to exercise their democratic rights through voting. Through education and outreach, we work tirelessly to ensure every voice is heard, amplifying the political influence of historically marginalized people. Get engaged and involved!
Who We Are
Building Communities for Social Justice and Equality
We are a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to inspiring and organizing communities to pursue social justice. Through our grassroots organizing work focused on Civic Engagement, Education Equity, Health and Safety, and LGBTQIA+ Equality, we empower individuals to implement community-driven solutions for a more equitable society.
THE FEMINIST SEED IS PLANTED
Dolores Huerta, a labor leader and civil rights activist, co-founded the United Farm Workers union alongside Cesar Chavez, shaping the course of labor history in the United States. A tireless advocate for farmworkers’ rights, she was pivotal in securing improved working conditions and fair wages for agricultural laborers. Dolores Huerta’s enduring legacy extends beyond labor activism, encompassing her commitment to social justice, feminism, and grassroots organizing through the work of the Dolores Huerta Foundation.
Impact On Our Community
Our movement-building addresses the harmful and discriminatory practices and abuses faced by marginalized individuals and families. Through a multi-pronged approach, we’ve been instrumental in grassroots organizing for local and state legislation.
LYFE Youth Members
Years of Impact
“The COVID-19 shutdown hurt a lot of my neighbors. Many couldn’t work, and those that did lived in fear of getting sick and getting older family members sick. The Foundation provided meals and financial support at a time when we weren’t sure if we were even going to be able to survive the pandemic.”
Knowing that we can count on the Resource Center team for help when we need it during scary times like a pandemic and floods, reminds us that we can count on organizations like the Dolores Huerta Foundation to be there for us even when the government can’t.
As a member of Vecinos Unidos, community organizing through the Dolores Huerta Foundation has been transformative for our community. It’s not just about fighting for rights; it’s about creating a network of support that uplifts our families, turning our collective voice into a force for positive change in our lives.
“It often feels like the local schools aren’t trying to police our kids instead of educating them. It gives us hope to have someone like DHF in our corner with a loud voice.”
“In my region, the youth-centered campaign is supporting the unhoused. Participating in this project has helped me learn about ways in which I can improve my community. Being part of the LYFE program gave me the confidence to join other clubs/organizations creating positive impacts in my community.”
“Attending Camp LYFE was an awesome experience. It helped me find my voice and inspired a sense of purpose, making me feel I can be a part of the change needed in my community. The LYFE program has also made me see myself going to college when I’ve never thought about that before.”
“The Foundation’s work in advocating for our students goes beyond that alone. They are giving the students of Bakersfield and other cities in the Central Valley the opportunity to meet their academic potential.”