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Dear NC FIELD Supporters, 

Thank you for supporting NC FIELD and farmworkers everywhere. We hope you will enjoy some updates on the amazing work that we have been doing thanks to supporters like you! 

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NC FIELD Updates

September UPDATE

Meet NC FIELD's new Program Manager! 

We are excited to welcome another full-time staff member, Yesenia Cuello! Yesenia joins NC FIELD as the Program Manager and will support the work of Poder Juvnil Campesino (PJC) and other NC FIELD initiatives.
Yesenia professional history includes serving as PJC’s first Youth President, serving on NC FIELD’s Board of Directors, and being a Migrant Recruiter for Lenoir Co.’s Migrant Education Program.
Yesenia’s personal experience as a former background and her professional background is a great addition to NC FIELD. We are confident that Yesenia will be a great role model for PJC farmworker youth. She can be contacted vial email at
Meet NC FIELD's new Executive Director! 

In other exciting news, Yessy Bustos has transitioned into an Executive Director role!

Yessy will oversee the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization.  Yessy will also take lead of NC FIELD’s newly program: New Horizons. For more information about our new project read below!

Yessy can be contacted via email at:

New Horizons: NC FIELD's New Project! 

September UPDATE

NC FIELD is proud to announce a new project, New Horizons, that aims to improve the education and health outcomes of farmworker families and their children by providing safe alternatives to field work.

The 3-year project is funded by a $350,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) of Battle Creek, Mich.

The Project consists of three major components:

  1. Farmworker youth training and employment,
  2. Early childhood education and childcare placement, and
  3. Farmworker education and safety training; and financial coaching, parent engagement, and family financial literacy classes with matched savings, and connection to wrap-around resources.

For more information check out our press release via our webpage! 

PJC Youth Council Updates

September UPDATE

PJC Youth Welcomes New Members

With the addition of our new Program Manager (Yesenia), our PJC Youth President (Jose) and Program Assistant (Ana) have continued collaborating with Lenoir & Greene Co. Migrant Education Program to recruit more farmworker youth to join PJC! 

PJC has welcomed a total of 7 new members! This year PJC is looking at expanding their photography skills, public speaking skills, dealing with the media, learning about credit, and more! 

Check out a video of last month's meeting: 

We hope that you have enjoyed reading about the amazing projects and activities that NC FIELD has participated in. 

As always thank you for your support! 

Yessy Bustos 
Executive Director
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