YAVAPAI COUNTY, AZ— Each year on March 31st, individuals and organizations across the United States come together in service and recognition to pay tribute to the mission of César Chávez. Chávez dedicated his life’s work to supporting the right to fair working conditions, social justice and community engagement. The day is an opportunity to strengthen and build relationships in our own community while learning about the Arizona-born Chávez and his work. In honor of César Chávez Day 2011, please join members of SERVE Yavapai, La Tierra Community School and the Prescott High School National Honor Society in two service oriented projects on Saturday, March 26th, 2011.
La Tierra Community School, in cooperation with Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation, invites community members who care about elementary education to roll up your sleeves and paint the school building. Just bring a sack lunch, dress for outdoor painting, and be ready to share some great company on March 26 between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. Together, we will make a beautiful difference for students, staff and their neighboring community! La Tierra Community School (www.latierracommunitychool.org) is a new Expeditionary Learning school located in Prescott, Arizona. The School is transitioning into a K-3 public charter school in 2011-2012 and retains the 4-5 classroom as a private school. La Tierra provides an active, transformative educational experience and values a respect for diversity, academic rigor and a commitment to social and environmental justice.
Additionally, the Prescott High School National Honor Society is partnering with Goodwill of Central Arizona and has organized a Spring Donation Drive to support Goodwill’s mission to “Put People to Work!” Your involvement is simple; you can finish your spring cleaning, and support your community, all at once! Just bring your gently used household items such as clothing, books, toys and shoes to Prescott High School on March 26th between 8:00am and 4:00pm. Your donations will be redistributed to Goodwill stores and support the communities of Yavapai County.
SERVE Yavapai is a collaboration of the Yavapai County VISTA Project and the Yavapai County AmeriCorps Project. SERVE is dedicated to helping build and sustain the efforts of Yavapai County service providers and community members to continually improve the quality of life across the region. We work to support efforts in creating a just and healthy community.
Be great in your community! Contact Jacquie Welsh at (928) 515-4454 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or questions.
· What: Cesar Chavez Day of Service
· When: Saturday, March 26th
· Where: La Tierra Community School: 10am-3pm
· Where: Goodwill/National Honor Society Clothing Drive: Prescott High School 1050 N. Ruth St., 8am-4pm