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Esperanza Worker Center

The Esperanza Community Center’s (ECC) long term goal is to acquire suitable space to provide a controlled and safe environment for employers to hire day laborers and to accommodate more participants in ECC programs and services.

We are actively looking to lease a building for the day labor center. The ideal location is a 5,000-ft to 8,000-ft building. We will need space for a large labor hall, offices and classrooms. It would be ideal to have a partially or fully equipped commercial kitchen, as this will allow us to provide a light morning meal or snack to the workers. It would also serve as a possible educational space when conducting workshops and educational courses related to nutrition and wellness. The labor program will be open Monday through Saturday from 6:00 am to 2:00 pm, and on Sundays from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm.

We will offer morning and evening educational programs, workshops, computer and vocational training, to workers while they wait for work. All programs will conclude at 8:00 pm.

Promotes a harmonious integrated community in which all people can achieve their highest potential, and seeks to be a model for other communities dealing with day laborers.

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