Introducing LYFE

The Dolores Huerta Foundation is excited to announce our newest youth program component, Liberated Youth for Empowerment (LYFE). LYFE offers young people opportunities to develop a critical lens on history and systems of inequity. LYFE incorporates three vital pathways for personal and professional development: Civic Engagement, Transformational Art, and New Media & Technology. This immersive 5 year program includes a pathway crafted to meet the intersection of community engagement and
health/wellness all while amplifying the voices of our future leaders.

The LYFE Program is now accepting applications for youth entering 8th grade for the 2021 August school year in the communities of Fresno, Tulare, Kern, and Antelope Valley. Hurry as the LYFE program begins Tuesday, July 6, 2021! Learn how you can get your child involved by visiting to register or

Along with this rebrand, we are happy to announce a few promotions and changes to staff. Congratulations are in order as Maria Romero leads the team as Youth Program Director & Pedagogy, Gabriela Fernandez enters her new role as Youth Program Manager for Kern & Antelope Valley and last but not least Cesilia Acevedo transitions into Youth Program Manager for Tulare & Fresno.

We are proud and honored to have these three leaders in our growing organization as they embody our values and passion for social justice.