Celebrating fifteen years of advocating for healthy communities.
Cultiva La Salud, has been an agent for change, advocating for policies and investments that promote health and well-being in disadvantaged communities of the Central Valley for many years.
On Saturday, June 24, 2023, Cultiva La Salud will be celebrating our Quinceañera, or fifteen years of dedicated work to advance health equity. Cultiva’s Quinceañera will be held at Arte Américas, a perfect location to celebrate Latino art and culture. Located at 1630 Van Ness Avenue. Our event will start at 6:00p.m. and will start with cocktails and an opportunity to tour the museum and exhibits. Our event is planned to be a night filled with good food, music, and plenty of fun.
Join us in celebration of our fifteen years of dedicated work! Please click here to purchase tickets or sponsor our Quinceañera!
Over the years, we have seen many successes, such as changing City zoning ordinances to allow for the establishment of farmers’ markets and thereby increasing access to healthy foods in food-insecure neighborhoods. We have successfully unlocked school gates in park-poor neighborhoods; as a result, more children have safe places to play.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Cultiva La Salud advocated for the needs of the Latino community, particularly for farm workers, who placed their lives at risk by continuing to work and allowing the rest of the world to shelter in place during so much uncertainty. We organized outreach and education, testing events, and mobile vaccination events and provided isolation and quarantine support to allow people experiencing COVID-19 to isolate and recover before returning to work. We continue to connect needy individuals and families to resources through our HOPE/PCH project.
We also took care of vulnerable populations like our children and elders. Our Healthy School Meals project was successful in advocating for districts to adopt waivers so as to continue to feed children while schools were closed. Through #SaveTheSeñoras, a food box delivery program, we fed hundreds of seniors over the age of 65 throughout Fresno County. We also continued our efforts to prevent domestic violence through our Latina empowerment work – Mujeres Poderosas Amorosas. We have been able to connect many immigrants Latinas to scholarships or grants to continue their education or start small businesses.
Can’t Come? Donate!
We know summer is busy for many people. If you would still like to support Cultiva La Salud but can’t join the event, please consider a donation. A donation in any amount is deeply appreciated. These funds help us continue our senior food delivery project – #SaveTheSeñoras as well as our domestic violence prevention efforts under Mujeres Poderosas Amorosas. As well as many other community engagement activities related to promoting access to healthy foods or safe places for physical activity. Click to Donate Here