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Celebrating César E. Chávez and Dolores Huerta and their Legacies

The César E. Chávez and Dolores Huerta Education Award 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. 

Deadline: The Friday, March 5, 2021 deadline has passed

Award Amount: Up to $550

Note: The César E. Chávez & Dolores Huerta Education Award Committee is currently screening applications. Due to COVID, notifications will be sent out later than usual. You should receive notification of your application status no later than July 2021.

The Purpose of the Fund 

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 Award Education Program to honor the contributions of both leaders. The César E. Chávez and Dolores Huerta Education Awards 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.

Silent Auction of Artwork to Support Cesar Chavez Memorial Scholarship

Building the Future: Donations

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

Send Donations To: 

California Teachers Association
César E. Chávez and Dolores Huerta Education Award Program
P.O. Box 921, Attn: Janeya Dawson
Burlingame, CA 94011-0921

Make Checks Payable To

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

Awards Committee

The 2020-2021 César E. Chávez and Dolores Huerta Education Award Program Committee:

Yvonne Molles, Chair
Robert Ellis, Co-Board Liaison
Telly Tse, Co-Board Liaison
Ricardo Aguilar
Tina Andres
Maritza Avila
Angelica Boyd
Yurii Camacho
Cathy Fernandez
Raul Gonzalez
Maria Hernandez
Ramon Macias
Alberto Mojica
Alexander Rectra
Daniel Robles
Erika Zamora