Chicanos Por La Causa

Children and their Families Celebrate Healthy Living and Learn About Farming Communities

20th Sep 2019

Children and their families will learn about yummy veggies and activities that promote a healthy lifestyle in their local communities throughout Arizona. Chicanos Por La Causa Early Childhood Development Program (CPLC ECD) will hold several events that promote the Farm to School initiatives to lower childhood obesity in early childcare and education.

During the month of October, families from Queen Creek to Surprise and Eloy to Willcox will enjoy FREE events culminating with a benefit concert in Yuma. The events will have hands-on activities, create awareness about jobs in agriculture, encourage buying local to strengthen local economies, and promote an active lifestyle by practicing their moves at a benefit concert. CPLC is excited to announce that Los Chicos del 512, a musical band of teachers with lead singer Evelyn Molina who is CPLC Migrant Head Start former student, will perform at our event in Yuma!

All of this is made possible thanks to the support of our community partners Office of  Head Start, Shamrock Foods, BlueCross BlueShield of Arizona, Harvest Prep Academy, Adult & Pediatric Rehab and Pan de Vida Foundation.

 

CPLC ECD’s Farm to School Events. Taste. Teach. Connect. #f2s2019

When

Where

What

Thursday, 10/10

4:00-5:30pm

CPLC Migrant Head Start

304 W. Alsdorf Rd in Eloy

Free food, games, raffles & prizes.

Saturday, 10/12

9:00am-2:00pm

Queen Creek Library Lawn

21802 S. Ellsworth Rd in Queen Creek

We are excited to partner with Pan de Vida Foundation to turn this Farm to School event into a Cultural Festival for all the community to enjoy outside the Queen Creek Library. Free health screenings, snacks, games, raffles & prizes.

Tuesday, 10/15

5:00-7:00pm

CPLC Migrant Head Start

15815 N. Desert Sage Dr in Surprise

Free food, games, raffles & prizes.

Wednesday, 10/16

3:00-4:30pm

CPLC Early Head Start

1402 S Central Ave in Phoenix

Free food, games, raffles & prizes.

Friday, 10/25

4:00-8:00pm

Yuma Civic Center

1440 W. Desert Hills Dr in Yuma

This year, we are excited to expand the event with a special benefit concert. Los Chicos del 512, a musical band of teachers with lead singer Evelyn Molina who is CPLC Migrant Head Start former student! They will play at the event to make it extra special for the entire community to enjoy and learn about their migrant and farming communities and healthy living and eating. Family activities, photo booth, information on local resources, talent show, and concert. Tickets are $10 per person. Children 2 and under are free. To buy tickets call (928) 627-5050. Space is limited! For sponsorship opportunities, contact Josefina.Chavez@cplc.org.

Wednesday, 10/30

5:00-6:00pm

CPLC Head Start Center

611 N. Bisbee Ave in Willcox

Free food, games, raffles & prizes.

 

CPLC ECD is committed to giving every child an opportunity to succeed in school and life. Every year, the program impacts the lives of more than 1,000 children and their families at 12 Head Start centers in underserved communities throughout Arizona. ECD offers full-day, full-year early childhood development services and education learning environments with committed, bicultural and qualified staff.

By understanding the needs of low-income families and assessing the gaps and resources that are available in local communities where they live, CPLC ECD plans more effective strategies for children’s success in education and family empowerment.

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