Day laborer Scam proceeds in our neighborhood.
Community Resource Project has filed building plans for the construction of a building that will house and encourage under the table workers, and under the table businesses to ply their trade in this neighborhood. This neighborhood was just fine before the incursion of these two factors that have had a negative effect for years now. In addition, the increase in illegal street vendors has reached very noticable numbers. It's time to put our collective feet down on this enterprise that will further enable unlicensed business activity and unregulated labor.
I will be available in the neighborhood during the construction of this den of inequity so those wishing to join in on the effort to limit this agency's plan to make our neighborhood an illegal business enterprise.
On selected days, there will be billboard advertisement soliciting for a few community meetings that will this time actually include the community as opposed to just a few business and ethnic hustler groups. Hope to see you there
41st Ave. Center to Begin Construction
By Brandi Vigil, Community Resource Project, Inc., May 2009
It was not long ago that Community Resource Project, Inc., with the help and support of many local organizations, acquired the half-acre property on the corner of 41st Avenue and Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Once the location of an abandoned, vandalized, and fire-damaged house, this property has been cleared of debris, and is now being prepared to be the new location of the neighborhood’s new 41st Avenue Community Center.
Community Resource Project, Inc. has partnered with other non-profit and community–based organizations to offer services through the 41st Avenue Community Center in three main areas: health, employment and training, and youth services. La Familia Counseling Center has committed to providing adult and out of school youth services through employment training and counseling programs. Asian Resources, a Sacramento community-based organization will provide micro-enterprise and asset development programs. Opening Doors will facilitate a kitchen incubator program for small food vendors, and the Mexican Consulate will sponsor educational classes related to immigration and adult literacy. Community Resource Project, Inc. will operate day laborer services at the center, as well as offer nutrition education and utility assistance programs . Serving the South Sacramento community, through locally-provided health and social services, the 41st Avenue Community Center will offer the diverse neighborhood a central location to help meet the community’s needs.
After several years of planning and hard work by our partners, the construction process has finally begun. Construction documents were submitted to the Sacramento County Planning Department and have been approved by design review. Site improvement plans are currently making their way through the County’s approval process and full construction documents will be finalized within the next few weeks. Construction is anticipated to begin in the following months and it is projected that the South Sacramento community will have its completed 41st Community Center by the end of 2009.
The 41st Avenue Community Center will provide a variety of services from several Sacramento-based non-profit organizations. With the construction process underway, it will not be long until the South Sacramento community has its new 41st Avenue Community Center.