FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 27th, 2015
Contact: Pablo Alvarado (213) 210-7124 email@example.com
DAY LABORERS PARTNER WITH JAMES MADISON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TO BEAUTIFY CAMPUS FOR THE STUDENT COMMUNITY
(February 27, 2015, Los Angeles) – On Saturday, February 28th, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 PM, day laborers from the Pasadena Community Job Center, will volunteer their efforts for a beautification event at James Madison Elementary School. Day laborers will be taking out the trash-filled ivy and dying bushes and replacing them with a new drought tolerant, lovely landscape.
Since its inception, the day laborer center has provided an avenue for workers to engage and give back to the community. But this is more than giving back. Some of the day laborers’ children attend Madison. The day laborers are proud of living, working, and raising families in Northwest Pasadena.
Workers are pleased to work closely with Madison Elementary volunteers and staff, and Councilmember Victor Gordo to ensure that children have a beautiful environment to learn, grow, and become contributing members of society.
The effort is part of Growing Roots, a community service campaign undertaken by day laborers across the country to promote learning, tolerance, understanding, respect and protection of the environment.
The Pasadena Job Center is run by NDLON, The National Day Laborer Organizing Network. NDLON improves the lives of day laborers in the United States. NDLON works to unify and strengthen its member organizations to be more strategic and effective in their efforts to develop leadership, mobilize, and organize day laborers in order to protect and expand their civil, labor and human rights. NDLON fosters safer, more humane environments for day laborers, both men and women, to earn a living, contribute to society, and integrate into the community.
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