Providing Support to our Communities

Our Impact

Chicano federation continues to be at the forefront of equity and access for our communities. During 2021, Chicano Federation continued our core programs and expanded services and programs based on community needs. Thanks to the dedication and commitment of our partners and staff who continue to put community first, in 2021 we provided services to more people than ever before.

Chicano Federation programs and services engage San Diego County, Riverside County and Orange County.

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While our roots are in advocacy of the Latino community, we currently help a range of ethnic groups.

Families Were Provided with Our Child-Centered Services
Healthy Meals Distributed to Children and Families
Residents Happily Call Our 9 Properties Home
Families supported with rent relief or financial assistance
Youths and their families engaged through our summer soccer camp
Tablets and educational software were distributed for continued learning beyond the classroom
People engaged in COVID-19 testing and vaccine outreach
People got the COVID-19 vaccine as a result of our vaccination pop-up events

Covid-19 Community Response

Within the first few weeks of the pandemic, many families, child care providers, and residents in our network experienced hardship. For this reason, our response to the pandemic was swift, immediately springing into action in support of our communities. Through our programs, advocacy, and novel endeavors, we have worked every day to ensure everyone throughout San Diego County has the materials and resources to stay safe and healthy.

Stories of Success

"For 50 years, the Chicano Federation has worked tirelessly for our community, especially working women. By providing our community with access to child care, early childhood education and affordable housing, the Chicano Federation has been the helping hand that has lifted thousands out of the cycle of poverty and continues to build a better future for our communities."

— Lorena Gonzalez, Assemblywoman
"The Chicano Federation is an organization that has impacted the lives of thousands in our communities by providing high quality critical services to those in need. Additionally, the Chicano Federation has embraced the entrepreneurial spirit of our communities by helping hundreds of women become small business owners and increasing access to child care."

— Mary Casillas Salas, Chula Vista Mayor
"Twenty-eight years ago I embarked on a new adventure, starting my own child care business, as caring for children was a passion of mine. I had never been a business owner and was in the dark about many aspects of the child care business. I had very little equipment and educational material. I soon discovered the Chicano Federation, which provided guidance and support in helping me set up my business, and help my by providing infant and toddler educational materials and toys. Working hand in hand with the Chicano Federation, I have cared for many children in the San Diego community.

Since that time, my business has significantly expanded, and I am now providing child care day and nights to serve our communities. I am deeply grateful to the Chicano Federation for enabling me to follow my passion in the child care field!"

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Your Support Matters

The success of The Federation is made possible by the ongoing support of individuals and corporations like you. We offer several giving opportunities, designed both to meet your unique needs and to create meaningful partnerships.