- Published on Wednesday, 09 November 2011 00:00
- Written by Town Crier Staff Report
The Day Worker Center of Mountain View has scheduled activities Saturday and Sunday to celebrate its 15th year of connecting dayworkers with employers in the community.
“We are inviting the community to celebrate this special moment in our lives,” Executive Director Maria MarroquÃn said.
Local church and business leaders established the center in 1996 and have continued to help match workers with local home-owners and businesses, as well as offer job-skills training.
The featured event is the premiere of “Borderless Dreams,” a 20-minute documentary chronicling laborers’ emigration to Mountain View and their ensuing struggles, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Community School of Music and Arts’ Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle in Mountain View.
A question-and-answer session and silent auction will follow the screening. The auction includes items from hand-knit scarves to vacation-home stays in the Sierra foothills and Carmel Valley.
The festivities will continue 12:30-5 p.m. Sunday at St. Joseph Catholic School, 1120 Miramonte Ave. in Mountain View. Live music, food, a soccer tournament, a cakewalk and more are scheduled.
“The center is the glue that brings together the people,” MarroquÃn said. “All through history, we have been moving from one place to another. We are not always accepted, so surviving 15 years is a lot.”
A $10 donation is requested for admission on Saturday. There is no charge for Sunday’s activities.
The Day Worker Center of Mountain View is located at 113 Escuela Ave. For more information, visit dayworkercentermv.org.