Scholarship Program

Each year the Kathleen Barsotti Non-Profit awards a college scholarship to a high school senior wishing to pursue a degree or career in sustainable agriculture.

Our scholarship Winners:
2009 Recipient – Raven Castro, Winters, CA
2010 Recipient – Hannah Muller, Guinda, CA
2011 Recipient – Jordan Kersey, River City, CA
2012 Recipient – Austin Calvert, Winters, CA
2013 Recipient – Brandon Emery, Winters, CA
2014 Recipient – Cody Tibbs, Dunnigan, CA
2015 Recipient – Alexis Cook, Esparto, CA
2016 Recipients – Allyah Perez, Esparto, CA & Lauren Millang, Woodland, CA

Backpacks for Kids

The Kathleen Barsotti Non-Profit packs back packs full of school supplies to the children of farm workers on sustainable farms in Yolo County. We have been very excited to watch this program grow dramatically since the first year.

Backpacks for children include age appropriate school supplies such as binders, paper, pencils, pens, rulers, calculators, colored pencils, crayons, notebooks, pencil sharpeners, erasers, glue, and index cards.

We’ve happily given out the below number of backpacks each year:
2009: 72
2010: 206
2011: 353
2012: 443
2013: 584
2014: 617
2015: 851
2016: 938
2017: 898

English as a Second Language Classes (ESL)

The Kathleen Barsotti Non-Profit has teamed up with the Yolo Interfaith Immigration Network to bring ESL classes to the Capay Valley. During the summers of 2011, 2012 and 2013 farm workers at sustainable farms in the Capay Valley and living at the Madison Migrant Center were given the opportunity to participate in a twice a week evening class with child care provided. Class costs, child care and supplies were provided free of charge to the attendees.