Healthy Food, Healthy Youth

Healthy eating habits and quick cooking on a small budget

Spanish Speaking Citizens' Foundation

Children and Youth

Our story

The Spanish Speaking Citizens’ Foundation was established in 1965 by a group of visionaries dedicated to improving our community for Latino residents in Oakland. Over the years, our agency has evolved into a family resource center that provides a range of services to help community members successfully integrate into society.

The Speaking Spanish Citizens’ Foundation core services are Educational Enrichment, Youth Leadership, Immigration & Citizenship Services and Information & Referral. Read more about us at

The Issue:

Adolescence can be a time of both disorientation and discovery. This transitional period can bring up issues of independence and self-identity; many adolescents and their peers face tough choices regarding schoolwork, sexuality, drugs, alcohol, and social life. Going through this phase can be hard for Latino teenagers living in a foreign country. The Spanish Speaking Citizens’ Foundation provides integral educational services to motivate youth in becoming the best version of themselves.

Healthy Food, Healthy Youth is a part of the Spanish Speaking Citizens’ Foundation’s educational programs, a strategic and complementary effort to our tutoring and mentoring support program for Latino teenagers.

We want to hire a nutritionist to teach students healthy eating habits to help them choose the best food options according to their budget and their nutritional needs, while at the same time learning how to cook!

In the United States, more children suffer from malnutrition due to dietary imbalances than due to nutritional deficiencies.

We at SSCF have had the opportunity to work with 70 Latino high school students offering them comprehensive and integral education through our LIBRE program. Besides the academic support and cultural activities, ten of them they will be educated on healthy eating habits this fall thanks to the complementary Healthy Food, Healthy Youth program.

We need your help to get started!

We need only $2,500 to make the Healthy Food, Healthy Youth program a reality, and we really believe that a crowdfunding campaign is the best way to reach our goal; promotional support and donations from dedicated individuals could easily finance this great project.

Once the Healthy Food, Healthy Youth program concludes, students will have the opportunity to practice every day at home, teach other members of their families what they learned, and when possible, they will cook with their friends at our center as a part of our educational program.

Eating healthy is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and is something that should be taught at a young age. Healthy eating during adolescence is important as the body changes during this time, affecting an individual’s nutritional and dietary needs. Adolescents are becoming more independent and making many food decisions on their own. Many adolescents experience a growth spurt and an increase in appetite and need healthy foods to meet their growth needs. 

Your support will help to improve the lives of ten Latino high school students!

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Healthy Food Healthy Youth

We still need $1,144 to reach our goal!
By giving to our cause, you are helping to improve the lives of 10 Latino high school students in Oakland, California

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Citizenship Class

From all the citizenship class students at SSCF


Ramon Rodriguez

. . . healthy youth, healthy future for all.


Onofre Antonio Abarca



Alicia Contreras

Let's do it!



Good way to fund raise, thanks HIP.


Arabelle malinis






Saraí leyva




Bob Schutt



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