About Us


The Farmworker Institute of Education and Leadership Development (FIELD) is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization based in California’s San Joaquin and Sacramento Valleys. FIELD was founded in 1978 by Farmworker Leader Cesar E. Chavez and is dedicated to strengthening America’s agricultural and rural communities through the Core Values of Opportunity, Excellence, Integrity, Innovation and Si Se Puede.







Cesar Chavez's Vision for FIELD provides the beliefs from which stems our Purpose and Mission.  The Core Values of our Vision are expected to remain, regardless of changes to the outside environment even if we are no longer rewarded or if we are penalized because of them.







FIELD works with education, employers, colleges, and community-based organizations to provide services that improve the basic skills and confidence of community members.  These are the foundations that lead to opportunities in career pathways for the workforce and their families. As such, the workforce is better prepared to meet the changing demands of various American economic sectors.