The mission of the Dolores Huerta Foundation is to inspire and motivate people to organize sustainable communities to attain social justice. It operates programs in community organizing and community organizer training, policy research and advocacy, and the maintenance of archives and historical materials in order to teach organizing and empowerment through multi-media workshops across the country.
The Foundation’s programs include:
- Community Organizing to develop grassroots leadership that pressures elected officials to be accountable to their constituents by addressing issues of economic disparities in housing, education, health and employment.
- Dolores Huerta Community Organizing Institute that trains new organizers and community organizations in the organizing and leadership development methods created by Fred Ross, Sr., Cesar E. Chavez and Dolores Huerta.
- Researching and advocating for Policies of Conscience on a local, statewide and federal level that benefit workers, immigrants, families, women and youth.
- Dolores Huerta Popular Education Program that maintains archives and historic materials from Dolores Huerta’s lifelong work in order to teach organizing and empowerment through multimedia popular education workshops across the country.
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