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Celebrating César E. Chávez and Dolores Huerta and their Legacies

The César E. Chávez and Dolores Huerta Education Awards Program provides recognition for educators and their students who demonstrate an understanding of the vision and guiding principles embraced by César Chávez and Dolores Huerta. 

2023-2024 César E. Chávez & Dolores Huerta Education Award Program Recipients

Purpose of Program

César E. Chávez, the founder and president of the United Farm Workers of America, dedicated his life to improving the plight of American farmworkers and pointing out the dangers of pesticide on food. His deep belief in the principles of nonviolence and the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. won him the admiration and respect of leaders throughout the world. He believed strongly in public schools and stated:

“The purpose of all education should surely be service to others.” 

In April 2020, the program was renamed the César E. Chávez and Dolores Huerta Education Awards Program to honor the contributions of both leaders. The César E. Chávez and Dolores Huerta Education Awards Program provides recognition for educators and their students who demonstrate an understanding of the vision and guiding principles embraced by César E. Chávez and Dolores Huerta.

The Award Program honors the memory of these great leaders and ensures that the spirit of their work continues in the classrooms.

Building the Future: Donations

Sustaining finances for the Fund come from voluntary contributions and the CTA Foundation for Teaching and Learning. 

California Teachers Association
c/o César E. Chávez and Dolores Huerta Education Awards Program
PO Box 921
Burlingame, CA 94011-0921

CTA FOUNDATION
(In check memo line indicate César E. Chávez and Dolores Huerta Education Awards Program)

Awards Committee

The 2023-2024 César E. Chávez and Dolores Huerta Education Awards Program Committee:

Magdalena Villalba, Chair
Angela Der Ramos, Board Liaison
Robert Ellis, Board Liaison
Steven Alba
Nancy Bravo
Denise Daguimol
Sonta Garner-Marcelo
Alma Lepe Santana
Cheena Moslen
Kashara Moore
Martha Nevarez
Dorothy Reina
Amy Sepulveda
Ken Tang

 

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