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Community projects at risk

Following the recent budget cuts at the federal level in the United States of America, many grave situations are being generated among community programs and non-profits that once operated with these funds.

One of these organizations is IDEPSCA which operated community projects like the Community Job Centers.

In these Centers, services are offered to day laborers and household workers that seek opportunities to survive every day.

Community projects at risk
5 Apr 2014 - 9:59pm

Following the recent budget cuts at the federal level in the United States of America, many grave situations are being generated among community programs and non-profits that once operated with these funds.

One of these organizations is IDEPSCA which operated community projects like the Community Job Centers.

In these Centers, services are offered to day laborers and household workers that seek opportunities to survive every day.

One of these Worker Centers has a history of 25 years in Harbor City and represents an opportunity for employment for many families, older people and retired workers. It is known that social security benefits are not enough to live decently, and neither can volunteers with faith and hope for change. 

 

What do you think?

Huizar LISTEN!!!

The fight to secure a space where the day laborers of the Downtown Community Job Center can wait for work continues. Yesterday, April 4, they gathered at the corner of 18th and Main to make public that since the closing of their locale, they have returned to the street where police and unscrupulous employers can have their ways with them.

Huizar LISTEN!!!
5 Apr 2014 - 4:32pm

The fight to secure a space where the day laborers of the Downtown Community Job Center can wait for work continues. Yesterday, April 4, they gathered at the corner of 18th and Main to make public that since the closing of their locale, they have returned to the street where police and unscrupulous employers can have their ways with them. Councilmember Jose Huizar has done nothing to seek a solution for the Worker Center located within his district even when the workers have participated in numerous community clean ups to keep District 14 with a positive and safe image.

Jose Huizar's official page says the following:

"He has helped create thousands of new employment opportunities."

The Worker Centers have generated work every day since the Harbor City Community Job Center first opened 25 years ago.

"He is the first Mexican immigrant to be elected to City Council in the history of Los Angeles and in 2004 he became the first Latino to serve on the Regents Board of Princeton."

All the workers of the Worker Centers are immigrants that contribute to the growth in all aspects of this nation.

"Councilmember Huizar has received numerous awards and distinctions, including a Los Angeles Business Journal distinction as one of the 25 most important figures in Los Angeles for his influence and improvement of life."

The Worker Centers also do the type of work for which Huizar has received distinctions and awards.

"Huizar has demonstrated to be an arduous defender of education reform, public safety, environmental wellbeing and sustainable economic development."

The workers of the Worker Center have a safe place to receive educational workshops, skills workshops, health workshops, participate in environmental wellbeing through cooperatives like the Native Green Gardeners and Magic Cleaners, as well as a place to develop different means to generate sustainable economic resources.

Cutting economic resources for these Community Centers is NOT an excellent option for anyone. 

 

 

Luis Valentan, reading his reality and writing his own story for history.

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Neighborhood hearts
18 Apr 2013 - 9:26pm

 

Kara Smith a young woman with a vision and excellent causeShe wants to join the LA area residents to create stronger ties and friendship between neighbors, it is important not to be ignored, much less ignored each other. Kara and her friends are creating potlucks in the park area, to share experiences and help at the same time. It's a nice way to bring people together and in which we should be part and donate time, affection and love. Contact Kara to be part of this amazing group.

Inequality of opportunity by: (Ilse Garcia)

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My name is Ilse.

 

One thing that stood out to me is the fact that many low income families struggle to pay for bills,

it is saddening that many adolescence seek employment rather than a higher education.

It is essential that people have theire voices heard so that they can improve the quuality of life.

Education is the key to success ! 

Overall, I hope that there are programs that offer students the help they need, so that they can stay in school.

 

Inequality of opportunity by: (Ilse Garcia)
14 Apr 2013 - 9:12am

My name is Ilse.

 

One thing that stood out to me is the fact that many low income families struggle to pay for bills,

it is saddening that many adolescence seek employment rather than a higher education.

It is essential that people have theire voices heard so that they can improve the quuality of life.

Education is the key to success ! 

Overall, I hope that there are programs that offer students the help they need, so that they can stay in school.

 

Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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High rent prices by: (Erica Aguirre)

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My name is Erica Aguirre and I was at the event at Para Los Ninos in Los Angeles on 6th and Lucas preparing me to go to advocacy day in Sacramento.

In this photo is Maria, Lupe, Erica, Ilse and Luis Valentan.

We discussed issues here in Los Angeles and one of our concerns is high rent prices and how they affect our families.

Maria is a parent and she spoke about the challenges she faces trying to pay her monthly rent.

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High rent prices by: (Erica Aguirre)
14 Apr 2013 - 3:30am

My name is Erica Aguirre and I was at the event at Para Los Ninos in Los Angeles on 6th and Lucas preparing me to go to advocacy day in Sacramento.

In this photo is Maria, Lupe, Erica, Ilse and Luis Valentan.

We discussed issues here in Los Angeles and one of our concerns is high rent prices and how they affect our families.

Maria is a parent and she spoke about the challenges she faces trying to pay her monthly rent.

Lupe spoke about the challenges her family faces and how her dad is the only person that works and doesn't have enough money to pay the rent so she wants to work instead of going to school to help pay the rent.

Erica spoke about the challenges she faces going to school and working full time.

Ilse said that she could relate because it is difficult for families that come from low incomes to send there children to college.

We all discussed the importance of going to school and getting an education so that we don't struggle paying our bills. It's important to stay in school!

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