News and Events

News and Events

Check out our latest happenings at FIELD and the work we are doing in our community through services, community relief and support, along with what is happening in our education programs.


To kick off the new year, FIELD's Cooperative Program team has some exciting program advancements to share! With the support of the Anthem Blue Cross Foundation and the Blue Shield of California Foundation, the Cooperative Program team has embarked on the program's strategic planning process with the participation of FIELD partners and staff from different departments. This process is crucial for identifying the program's 3-year vision, mission, strategy, and program objectives. These sessions will leave FIELD better positioned to define its cooperative development model in light of its programmatic vision and objectives. 
The Cooperative Program has also advanced in the implementation of its research and engagement activities. After reviewing publications and interviewing nearly 30 cooperative development experts, the team has identified 13 key findings that will guide the design of the cooperative program. The team also looks forward to continuing engagement with FIELD program participants and staff. An online survey in English and Spanish was sent out to program participants in March to gather feedback on our Cooperative Program planning. We are also providing opportunities for FIELD staff to participate in focus groups

The Cooperative Program also hosted its Cesar Chavez Cooperative Hybrid Symposium which was held on May 5th and 6th, 2022. During the hybrid symposium, FIELD program participants and staff will had the opportunity to learn more about the worker cooperative experience from worker-owner guest speakers. 

Click on the links below to view our recordings from our 2-day symposium in both English and Spanish.

Day 1 - May 5, 2022 English


KGET Channel 17 - David Villarino, FIELD's President/CEO talks with Ilyana Capellan about new programs at FIELD and the kickoff to their #GivingTuesday campaign. 

 FIELD President/CEO David Villarino-Gonzalez shares information about EPIC de Cesar Chavez High School enrollments and new locations that have opened up throughout the state. 


  • 3/26/2022 - Board Meeting
  • 3/26/2022 - Cesar Chavez Day of Celebration Event
  • 3/31/2022 - Cesar Chavez Birthday - Day of Service
  • 3/31/2022 - FIELD Cooperative Symposium 
  • 4/11/2022 - EPIC Track A Spring Break Begins
  • 4/15/2022 - EPIC Track B Spring Break Begins
  • 5/06/2022 - EPIC College & Career Day
  • 6/15/2022 - EPIC End of 4th Quarter (Last Day of Classes)
  • 6/25/2022 - Board Meeting
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