About César Chavez

A true American hero, Cesar Chavez was a civil rights, Latino and farm labor leader; a genuinely religious and spiritual figure; a community organizer and social entrepreneur; a champion of militant nonviolent social change; and a crusader for the environment and consumer rights.

A first-generation American, he was born on March 31, 1927 near his family’s small homestead outside Yuma, Arizona. At age 11, his family lost their farm during the Great Depression and became migrant farm workers. Cesar finished his formal education after the eighth grade and worked the fields full-time to help support his family. Throughout his youth and into adulthood, Cesar traveled the migrant streams throughout California laboring in the fields, orchards and vineyards where he was exposed to the hardships and injustices of farm worker life (About Cesar Chavez - Cesar Chavez Foundation).

Cesar Chavez Middle School is the home of the Hawks located in Union City and is 1 of 2 New Haven Unified School District middle schools.

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Cesar Chavez Middle School
2801 Hop Ranch Road,
Union City, California 94587

Phone: 510-487-1700