Cesar Chavez Day

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By Allison Park, Youth United Member It has been many decades since Cesar Chavez’s empowering union rights movements, but his legacy still ripples through our nation today. Today we celebrate the great changes he made upon our society, from fighting against vicious racism to rallying for consumer rights and farmers’ living conditions. Without Chavez, the United States wouldn’t be the …

Cesar Chavez and His Legacy

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By Jacqueline Lee, Youth United Member As a Mexican-American in the 1940’s, son to immigrant parents, and a migrant worker, life was not always easy for Cesar Chavez. Near Yuma, Arizona on March 31, 1927, Cesar Chavez was born in an era of depression, lack of prosperity, and economic downfall. However, through this high tension period, Chavez trudged through it …

Cesar Chavez’ Legacy – Civil Rights Activist & Affordable Housing Champion

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Cesar Chavez Day is a federal commemorative holiday in the U.S. by proclamation of President Obama in 2014. On March 31 of each year, Cesar Chavez’s birth and legacy of being a civil rights and labor movement activist is celebrated. The Chavez Foundation (CCF), a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, is dedicated to enriching and improving the lives of farm worker …

#DIYTuesday: How to Transform an Old Dresser into a Unique Bathroom Vanity

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Upcycling Workshop: A Dresser Becomes a Bathroom Vanity Upcycling furniture is a very popular DIY project these days, and fortunately, our ReStores are packed with wonderful pieces to choose from. In a recent DIY Workshop held in our Torrance ReStore location, our own Justin DiPego demonstrated how to transform an old dresser into a beautiful bathroom vanity. For those who …

AmericCorps Week 2017

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Today, marks the conclusion of AmeriCorps Week. Each year during this week, Habitat for Humanity affiliates throughout the country celebrate and recognize the commitment of AmeriCorps members and alums by highlighting the extraordinary impact they make across our nation every day. It all began 22 years ago, when Habitat for Humanity partnered with The Corporation for National and Community Service, …

Habitat on the Hill

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We had a delegation of staff and partner homeowners attending Habitat on the Hill, Habitat’s annual legislative conference, last week in Washington D.C. Many Habitat representatives and affordable housing representatives from across the country gathered to discuss Habitat’s legislative priorities, attend advocacy and policy-related workshops, and hold face-to-face meetings with lawmakers on Capitol Hill. They all had a great time …

For Tiffany Ortiz, Her Family’s Journey to Homeownership is a Family Affair

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We love when our partner families share their experiences with us.  Tiffany Ortiz and her family are working on their sweat equity and will soon be moving into their own Habitat LA home in Long Beach. Tiffany’s husband Carlos and their two sons recently volunteered during Habitat LA’s partnership day with the Compton Initiative, a non-profit organization founded in 2006 …

Here’s Another Way to Support our Mission in Style

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Wear your pride for Los Angeles, while making a difference in the lives of Angelenos. Screens For Good in New Orleans has generously designed t-shirts and posters in support of Habitat for Humanity’s building efforts in cities across the U.S. We hope you’ll support our efforts locally by purchasing one (or more) to help us continue our commitment of Building …