Dolores Huerta Foundation Background Established in 2003, the DHF’s mission is to inspire and organize communities to establish volunteer organizations empowered to pursue social justice. DHF conducts movement-building at the intersection of race, class, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status to address the harmful and discriminatory practices and abuses faced by marginalized individuals and families in the San Joaquin Valley. The DHF uses a multi-pronged approach – grassroots organizing, advocacy, leadership development, and a public relations strategy to inform narrative change.
Health Education Associate (Full-time) The Dolores Huerta Foundation is looking for an energetic individual to join our Education Team at our Bakersfield, CA Location.
Are you looking to join the efforts to address food insecurities in the Central Valley, and have a passion for helping others? The Central valley is home to the nation’s largest agricultural epicenter that is also facing food insecurity. Join DHF to provide innovative, engaging solutions to school districts, students and families to address and overcome these challenges.
Qualifications/Requirements: Graduate from an accredited college Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate 2+ Years’ experience in a Health Education role preferred Social justice advocacy experience preferred Proficient with Microsoft applications Strong problem solving skills Reliable transportation, driver’s license, auto and automobile insurance Written and spoken proficiency in Spanish & English a plus
Dolores Huerta Foundation is proud to offer a variety of benefits to full-time employees and their family:
Comprehensive Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance 75% of Medical Premium paid by DHF Paid Life Insurance 401(k) with Employer Match Up to 4 weeks’ Vacation Internal learning and development programs
Please send your resume, three professional references and cover letter detailing your interest and qualifications for the position, via email to email@example.com. The Dolores Huerta Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
Join us as we host a Conociendo: “El Canto Del Colibrí” #movienight for National Week of Action Against School Pushout on 10/21 at 5:30 pm PDT. This virtual event is #FREE & open to everyone.
“El Canto del Colibrí,” is a story of Latino fathers dealing with issues of immigration, faith, marriage equality, machismo, culture, and the process of their LGBTQ children coming out. Responding to requests from “Tres Gotas de Agua” audiences around the world, the filmmakers are taking this journey by inviting Latino men to speak frankly about delicate and deeply personal topics. This film will address political issues about LGBTQ families, social oppression, shared responsibility and acceptance of LGBTQ people as members of Latino families.
Although the Liberated for Youth Empowerment (LYFE) program is fairly new it is already impacting communities in a positive way. Most of the LYFE youth members are not old enough to vote, but they are old enough to understand what is at stake and how this current 2021 Special Recall Election for Governor can impact their future. LYFE youth members have been participating in many late night phone banking, text banking, human billboarding, and mobilizing their own personal networks in between their school work and family time. They can be found most days of the week, including weekends, dancing with signs and screaming their hearts out urging thousands of passing cars on some of Kern, Tulare & Fresno’s busiest streets to vote. Lester Pineda, Kern County Youth member, says “It is important for our communities to go out to vote for a better future and to have our voices heard. We need to have our voices heard, especially for those members in communities of color and youth who are not able to cast their vote. We must vote for them.”
It has been inspiring seeing adults and youth come together to motivate people to cast their ballots. Most importantly, they know that every interaction is one voter that they can encourage to get to the polls! Many look forward to the day that they can register to vote and cast their first ballot. This is because the youth are an integral part of the community and want to craft a future that is equitable and justice for all.