The Cesar E. Chavez Legacy & Educational Foundation, which is 100% volunteer led 501c3 organization pursues the mission of preserving the life and legacy of Cesar E. Chavez which is achieved through educational and community outreach efforts. Sharing the principles and teachings of Cesar E. Chavez, especially for the youth in our community is at the core of our mission. Our community outreach programs/events include:
- The Annual Cesar E. Chavez March for Justice, Co-Sponsored with The City of San Antonio.
- Yes We CAN Campaign. An annual food drive event which benefits The San Antonio Food Bank.
- The CECLEF Scholarship Fund, a scholarship program that awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors. To date, over $300,000 in scholarships have been awarded to area high school seniors.
- The Annual Jaime P. Martinez Thanksgiving in the Barrio Event. Turkey and Trimmings are provided to families during the week of Thanksgiving.
Annual Cesar E. Chavez March for Justice
The Cesar E. Chavez March for Justice has been a day our San Antonio community to unite, celebrate, and remember a great humanitarian. Equally important, it is a day to never forget the Si Se Puede Spirit Cesar E. Chavez encouraged us to embrace so that we can overcome the injustices and inequalities our community faces.
Annual Jaime P. Martinez Thanksgiving in the Barrio
This CECLEF tradition, started by the late Jaime P. Martinez began with a distribution of ten turkeys. This growing event is an opportunity to give back to families during the holidays. Families are provided turkey and trimmings so that they can take home to prepare for a traditional Thanksgiving Day meal for the family.