Dolores Huerta Foundation – February 2019

Dolores Huerta Foundation
Dolores Huerta Foundation

DHF Youth Participate in Civic Action During Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Weekend

The Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF) and youth from our Youth and Family Civic Engagement Initiative (“Youth Initiative”) engaged in multiple events over the weekend celebrating the principles of unity and justice in honor of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The DHF Youth Initiative prepared posters and speeches for the Bakersfield and Fresno women’s marches held on Jan. 19. Eighteen of our youth participated across Kern and Fresno counties, and one of our Bakersfield youth, Brenda Hidalgo, delivered a speech at the Women’s March in Bakersfield representing DHF and the Youth Initiative to a crowd of thousands of attendees where she highlighted the importance of youth getting involved in their communities and defying the “stereotypes that youth live on their cellphones.”

Youth organizing at the Fresno women’s march

In addition, 12 of our youth celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr., Day by giving back and helping make a difference in their communities. The youth joined the 3rd Annual MLK Day Cleanup in the community of Lamont The event took place on Jan. 21 where they met at the Seventh Day Adventist Church. This event was in collaboration with the Greater Lamont Chamber of Commerce, the Lamont Elementary School District, the Vineland School District, the Self-Help Federal Credit Union, Lamont Auto Repair, the Arvin High School FFA, Assembly Member Rudy Salas, Kern County General Services, AmeriCorps, the Lamont Hispanic SDA Church and others. After the cleanup, DHF youth had the opportunity to have a conversation with Assembly Member Salas and U.S. Rep. T.J. Cox.

If you wish to nominate your student in Fresno County, contact Elisabeth Pulido at 559-772-7729 or or Johnny Yang at 559-492-0017 or In Kern County, send nominations to Gaby Fernandez at 661-333-4824 or There are no participation requirements. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or for more information. There is still time to register. Contact us so that your teen can be part of our program!

Join The DHF Team!

Check out our Web site for the following DHF job announcements:

  • Bakersfield Community Organizer
  • Deputy Director
  • Human Resources & Administration Manager
  • Equality Organizers & Trainers (2)
  • Youth Initiative Intern

Want to support the work of the DHF?

With your support, the DHF organizes Central Valley communities to improve neighborhoods and transform lives. The DHF is equipped with a group of socially conscious, empowered staff ready to engage with community members who are passionate to create change in their community, but who need the advocacy training and tools to share their ideas and empower their neighbors to join in the movement of justice in their schools, water infrastructure and other local community development issues. Please use the following link to make your donation today:

DHF is currently raising funds to purchase a van for its youth program.

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About the Dolores Huerta Foundation

The Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF) is a 501(c)(3) community benefit organization with a mission to inspire and organize communities to build volunteer organizations empowered to pursue social justice. The DHF organizes at the grassroots level developing natural leaders by establishing Vecinos Unidos (“Neighbors United”) chapters in California’s Central Valley region including Arvin, California City, Lamont, Lindsay, Parlier, Sanger, Weedpatch and Woodlake. We create leadership opportunities for community organizing, leadership development and civic engagement. DHF’s Vecinos Unidos chapters work on policy advocacy in health and environment as well as education and youth development. Learn more about the Dolores Huerta Foundation at


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