Traveling exhibit inspires youth empowerment in east Salinas

 

A dilapidated but occupied home. A portrait of a field worker with a slight, sweet smile on her face. A mother holding an oversized photograph of the son she lost to gang violence.

The photographs strike at the viewer's heart with their glimpses of Salinas; they're images that could grace the cover of National Geographic.

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Cesar Chavez Library Expansion and Remodelling Project

The NEW Cesar Chavez Library expansion and remodel is about to begin! This library features collections in Spanish, about the Chicano experience, and about the history of Mexico and Mexican-Americans. Please join us as we celebrate the beginning of this project. You are invited to enjoy FREE food and drinks at the groundbreaking ceremony. We hope to see you there!

Cesar Chavez Library expansion marks turnaround for Salinas

From the Monterey Herald: Six years ago, the city of Salinas faced closing its three libraries because of money shortages — a potentially huge civic embarrassment for the home of acclaimed author John Steinbeck.

Now, Salinas is embarking on a $2.9million construction project — partially paid for by sales taxes approved by city voters in November 2005 to save libraries and other public services — to greatly expand Cesar Chavez Library, the city's most heavily used branch.

VIDEO: Daniel Pace at our Hebbron Community Safety Kickoff

Daniel Pace works with Transitions for Recovery and Re-entry. He was at our Hebbron block party Sept 25 to share what he's learned, and to help others.

VIDEO: Our Hebbron Community Safety Kickoff

It was a block party Sept 15 at the Hebbron Center -- and the whole neighborhood was invited! It was the launch of the grassroots effort to make Hebbron safer for children. Here Georgina Mendoza of the Community Alliance for Safety & Peace explains what it's about:

There's more video at our YouTube channel.

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