Monday, March 30, 2009

Chavez Community Service Week -- detailed list of activities for LA County



Contact:  Judy Hammond, Director of Public Affairs, (213) 974-1363

 Angie Castro, Supervisor Molina’s Office, (213) 974-4111; (213) 703-2823


March 30, 2009         



County Employees Follow Chavez’ Example of Service to Others


      “We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and
prosperity for our community...  Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own." –
Cesar Chavez


 “Helping and Serving Others” is this year’s theme for the County of Los Angeles’ Eighth Annual Cesar Chavez Community Service Week March 30 to April 3.  During this week, County employees will volunteer in the community, and raise food for needy families.   On March 31, the day of Chavez’ birthday, Supervisor Gloria Molina will hold a special presentation at the 9:30 a.m. Board of Supervisors meeting at the Hall of Administration, 500 W. Temple Ave., Los Angeles.


To kick-off the County’s Service Week, the East L.A. Library will hold a Cesar Chavez birthday party today with the Trio Monte Carlo from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the library, 4837 E. Third St., Los Angeles.


In response to the Salvation Army’s report of an increase in requests for housing and food from families suffering from the economic downturn, Molina and her staff will a cook meal and serve 200 families at noon at the Salvation Army’s Bell Shelter, 5600 Rickenbacker Rd., in Bell.


“During these difficult economic times, our families and communities are leaning on the County family now more than ever.   And, we are pleased to continue our annual tradition of volunteering instead of taking a paid holiday.” said Molina.  “I also encourage Los Angeles County residents to join us by finding ways in which to help others in need or to volunteer in their communities.” 


Last year L.A. County employees donated a total of 23,000 pounds of food through the Chavez Week food drive in partnership with the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, with collection of food items at 234 sites.          

                                                             – more--


L.A. County Cesar Chavez Week  2-2-2-2



Youth Visual/Literacy Arts Contest at Probation Youth Facilities:


Through artistic expression, youths embrace the values of self-respect and service to community while celebrating Cesar Chavez’ love for the arts:


  • Youths will participate in an inspirational writing contest at Barry J. Nidorf Juvenile Hall.


  • Arts and craft sessions, drawing contest, speakers and Folklorico dancers, Central Juvenile Hall.


  • Historical timeline photograph exhibit, Central Juvenile Hall. 


County Employee Volunteer Projects:


Community garden, tree planting and beautification projects; beach clean-up; library children readings, tutoring and assistance; help at animal shelters and walking/playing with dogs/cats; and partnership with United Way of Greater Los Angeles, Brotherhood Crusade and Volunteers of East L.A.


  • March 30 - April 3, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., park beautification projects at  Ruben F. Salazar Park, Franklin D. Roosevelt Park, Washington Park, all in Los Angeles; and Adventure Park, Whittier.
  • March 30 - April 3, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., assisting with after-school programs at El Cariso Park, Sylmar; Jackie Robinson Park, Littlerock; and Loma Alta Park, Altadena.
  • March 30 - April 3, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., painting iron fence, Pathfinder Community Regional Park, Rowland Heights.
  • April 3, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.: Beach Clean-up Day, Dockweiler State Beach, 8255 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey.
  • April 3, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Community Service Day sponsored by Volunteers of East Los Angeles (VELA). Meet at 9 a.m. at 4620 E. Third St., Los Angeles. Volunteers will engage in painting, landscaping and gardening activities.
  • Castaic Sports Complex                                 Assist with youth and adult sports programs, 31230 N. Castaic Rd.                                          and various other activities    


  • Chesebrough Park                                          Assist with youth sports and 

23505 Sunset Hills Dr.                                    after-school programs and activities 



  • George Lane Gym                                          Assist with sports

5520 W.  Avenue L-8                                      programs

      Quartz Hill


  • Pearblossom Park                                          Assist with arts and crafts and other

33922 N.121th St. East                                   activities






L.A. County Cesar Chavez Week  3-3-3-3



  • Richard Rioux Park                                        Assist with youth sports,

26233 W. Faulkner Dr.                                   after-school programs and other

Stevenson Ranch                                           activities


  • Sorensen Park                                                Assist with the set-up and clean up for

16801 E. Avenue P                                         events and computer updating duties

Lake Los Angeles


  • Santa Fe Dam                                                            Park beautification project

15501 E.  Arrow Hwy.



  • Earvin “Magic” Johnson Park                         Beautification /painting project

905 E. El Segundo Blvd.

Los Angeles   


  • Pathfinder Community Regional Park           Beautification / painting project

18150 E. Pathfinder Rd.

Rowland Heights   



Volunteers will assist with after-school programs and activities at these parks:


El Cariso Park                                                 George Lane Park                             

            13100 Hubbard St                                           5520 W. Avenue L-8              

Sylmar                                                            Quartz Hill                                                                                      

Crescenta Valley Park                                    Loma Alta Park                       :          

3901 Dunsmore Ave.                                      3330 N. Lincoln Ave.                         

La Crescenta                                                  Altadena    


Jackie Robinson Park                                                Val Verde Park                                                           8773 E. Avenue R                                          30300 W. Arlington Rd.

Littlerock                                                         Val Verde    


Volunteers will assist with landscape, gardening and wall painting at these parks:


Washington Park (Florence-Firestone            Adventure Park (Southeast)

District)                                                            10130 S. Gunn Ave

8908 S. Maie Ave.                                          Whittier

            Los Angeles                                                                                                                                                 

            Ruben F. Salazar Park                                   Franklin D. Roosevelt Park               

            3864 Whittier Blvd.                                          7600 Graham Ave.

            Los Angeles                                                    Los Angeles    




L.A. County Cesar Chavez Week  4-4-4-4-


Animal Shelters


11258 S. Garfield Ave.                                               12 - 7 p.m.



216 W. Victoria St.                                                      12 - 7 p.m.



4275 N. Elton St.                                                         12 - 7 p.m.


5210 W. Avenue I                                                       12 - 7 p.m.



31044 N. Charlie Canyon Rd.                                                9 a.m. – 5 p.m.



29525 Agoura Rd.                                                       9 a.m. – 5 p.m.



County Public Library – Homework Centers, arts projects and story time.

Artesia Library                              

18722 S. Clarkdale Ave.              



A C Bilbrew Library                      

150 E. El Segundo Blvd.              

Los Angeles                                  


Clifton M. Brakensiek Library       

9945 E. Flower St.                        



Canyon Country Joanne Darcy Library

18601 Soledad Canyon Rd.

Santa Clarita                                 


Carson Library                              

151 East Carson St.                     



City Terrace Library                     

4025 City Terrace Dr.

Los Angeles                                  


Charter Oak Library                     

20540 "K" Arrow Hwy.                  



Culver City Julian Dixon Library  

4975 Overland Ave.                     

Culver City                                    





East Los Angeles Library

4837 E. 3rd St.                              

Los Angeles                                  


El Camino Real Library                

4264 E. Whittier Blvd.                   

Los Angeles                                  


East Rancho Dominguez Library 

4205 E. Compton Blvd.                

East Rancho Dominguez


Masao W. Satow Library              

14433 S. Crenshaw Blvd.             



Hacienda Heights Library             

16010 La Monde St.                     

Hacienda Heights                         


Hawthorne Library                        

12700 S. Grevillea Ave.               



La Puente Library                         

15920 E. Central Ave.                  

La Puente                                     


Sunkist Library                              

840 N. Puente Ave.

La Puente   



L.A. County Cesar Chavez Week  5-5-5

 Lake Los Angeles Library     

 16921 E. Avenue O, #A                



Angelo M. Iacoboni Library          

4990 Clark Ave.                            



George Nye, Jr. Library               

6600 Del Amo Blvd.                     



Lancaster Library                          

601 West Lancaster Blvd.            



Lennox Library                              

4359 Lennox Blvd.                        



Littlerock Library                           

35119 80th St.                              



Live Oak Library                           

4153-55 E. Live Oak Ave.            



Lynwood Library                           

11320 Bullis Rd.



Lloyd Taber-Marina del Rey Library

4533 Admiralty Way                     

Marina del Rey                             


Montebello Library                        

1550 W. Beverly Blvd.                  



Norwalk Library                            

12350 Imperial Hwy.                    



Paramount Library                        

16254 Colorado Ave.                    






Quartz Hill Library                         

42018 N. 50th St. West                

Quartz Hill                                     


Rosemead Library                        

8800 Valley Blvd.                          



Rowland Heights Library              

1850 Nogales St.

Rowland Heights                          


San Fernando Library                   

217 N. Maclay Ave.                      

San Fernando                               


Valencia Library                            

23743 W. Valencia Blvd.              

Santa Clarita                                 


South El Monte Library                 

1430 N. Central Ave.                    

South El Monte                             


Leland R. Weaver Library            

4035 Tweedy Blvd.                       

South Gate


Graham Library                            

1900 E. Firestone Ave.                 

Los Angeles                                  


View Park Library                         

3854 W. 54th St.                           

Los Angeles                                  


Woodcrest Library                        

1340 W. 106th St.                         

Los Angeles                                  


West Covina Library                     

1601 West Covina Parkway         

West Covina                                 


Willowbrook Library                      

11838 Wilmington Ave.                

Los Angeles                                  



No comments: