The Day Worker Center of Mountain View has scheduled a virtual 24th anniversary celebration 6-7 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 24), broadcasting live from Red Rock Coffee.
Hosted by executive director Maria Marroquin and local news anchor Celina Rodriguez, the event will include:
• A segment honoring Alberto Resendiz (aka “Don Beto”) for his 20 years of service to the community through the Day Worker Center. Don Beto, 78, is the center’s most senior day laborer, a master gardener who tends to the center’s garden and teaches younger day laborers.
• Testimonials from the center’s board president, staff and volunteers regarding how the center has adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic.
• Music from Pablo Juarez, day laborer and member of the Day Worker Center, and Diana Gameros, community activist and artist.
Established in 1996 by leaders from local businesses, churches and the community, the Day Worker Center nonprofit organization that provides job-matching services for hundreds of local homeowners and businesses annually who need reliable, hardworking and trustworthy people to help them with their tasks. Throughout the years, the center has helped many day laborers better their socioeconomic status while providing a connection that employers trust.
For more information on the virtual celebration, visit facebook.com/DayWorkerCenter.
For more information on the center, visit dayworkercentermv.org.