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 2012, Serve Yavapai will be engaged in four service projects to support schools within Prescott Unified School District. Our team members hope to make a beautiful difference for students, staff and their neighboring community!
1. Miller Valley Elementary – Serve Yavapai team members will be re-painting foursquare and hopscotch squares on the playground, installing new nets on all the basketball hoops, and raking pea gravel under playground equipment to improve playground safety.
2. Discovery Gardens – At this site, the team will be spackling holes in the walls and giving a fresh coat of paint to a large office area used by staff.
3. Lincoln Elementary – This project will include brush removal, weeding, and other general clean-up around the school grounds as well as painting the cafeteria and stairwell.
4. Mile High Middle School – This project will include extensive outside clean-up around school campus including raking, weeding, and trimming bushes near the quad and gymnasium.
We would like to thank Asst. Superintendent Joe Howard and the staff at each of the above schools who have helped us coordinate this wonderful opportunity for us to give back to the community!
Serve Yavapai is a collaboration of the Yavapai County VISTA Project of Prescott College and the Yavapai County AmeriCorps Project of Community Counts. There are currently 28 AmeriCorps VISTA and AmeriCorps State members serving throughout Yavapai County. 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. Contact Erika Stone at (928) 515-4454 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or questions.