Dolores Huerta, April 6, 2014
The Foundation is dedicated to creating networks of healthy, organized communities pursuing social justice through systemic and structural transformation. With a focus on civic engagement, health and environment, education, economic development, and youth development, Ms. Huerta sees the work of the foundation as a continuation of the non-violent civil rights movement of the 1970s.
Inducted into the California Hall of Fame in March 2013, she has received many awards, including the Eleanor D. Roosevelt Award for Humans Rights from President Clinton in l998, the Ohtli Award from the Mexican Government, and Nine Honorary Doctorates from Universities throughout the U.S. In 2012 President Obama bestowed Dolores with her most prestigious award, The U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States.