The learners will investigate the roles of contemporary and historic Latino philanthropists. They will look at a creative approach to "capacity building" in Latino organizations as created by the 2003 winners of the Robert W. Scrivner Award for Creative Grantmaking: Aida Rodriguez, Barbara A. Taveras, Luz A. Vega-Marquis, and Magui Rubalcava, and by looking at the work of César Chávez and Dolores Huerta in the farm labor movement within the historical context of Latino activism in the United States.

Learners will come to an understanding of philanthropy by studying the successes and failures of the War on Poverty as a component of Lyndon Johnson's Great Society. They will participate in a service activity based on reflections of current community needs and foundations and agencies identified in Lesson One: Hmmm — What is Philanthropy? and Lesson Two: Hunger Hurts.

This lesson will develop understanding of philanthropy through definition and actions. Activities for students to get to know themselves and their classmates, utilizing concepts of philanthropy, will provide learners with meaningful opportunities for later service learning projects.

Learners will explore the human need for food and how it relates to hunger in the community and the world. Learners will propose alternative solutions through historical cases and current programs within their community. Learners will develop an awareness of and sensitivity to hunger issues in their community and world.

The learners will survey local community members to see what changes they feel are needed in the community, and determine how they feel marginalized, disenfranchised and disadvantaged groups can make positive changes for the common good.

Learners will research leaders of minority groups who used the nonprofit sector as an alternative power structure to make positive changes in society. They will identify the core democratic values that each leader focused on, and present the information in a creative manner to the other learners in the class.