Business Journal: Center Would Serve Day Laborers
A new center proposed for South Sacramento would pull day laborers off the streets and into a community center. Shana Lynch with The Business Journal reports.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Supporters of the 41st Avenue Community Center purchased an abandoned house last year. They expect to break ground for a new building in December and open the venue next year. They’ve raised $256,000 of an estimated $1.6 million they’ll need. The center will provide a neutral place for property owners or construction contractors to find workers. The plan also includes bringing in nonprofits to offer services such as money management and career development workshops, counseling or medical care. Community Resource Project leads the project. Other groups have expressed interest, including the Mexican consulate, Asian Resources, Legal Services of Northern California, Opening Doors Inc. and the La Familia Counseling Center.