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The Volunteer Center of Orange County and 4th grade teachers from Santa Ana, Newport and other parts of Orange County worked together to develop the “Educating the Heart” Cesar E. Chavez service-learning project. The “Educating the Heart” project is a multi-faceted service-learning experience that supports the Academic Curriculum and provides 4th grade students with a unique hands-on perspective of California History. This experience brings to life Cesar E. Chavez, his values, and his efforts to reform conditions for migrant farm workers in California. Using service as a vehicle for learning, students will also gain a sense of civic responsibility and understand the importance of giving back to their communities.