Newsletter – April 2007
Cesar Chavez Day Playground Builds
These playgrounds honor Chavez’ legacy of community building and service as they were designed and constructed by individuals and families within each community.
To view plans and photos of the playground builds, please click here.
To read about the playgrounds in the news, please click here.
National Volunteer Week
This year, Governor Schwarzenegger issued a proclamation designating April 15-21 as Volunteer Week in California.
“During National Volunteer Week, California is proud to celebrate the individuals who give their time and talents to improve their communities,” said Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. “Whether mentoring a child, cleaning up a beach or helping in numerous other capacities, volunteers strengthen our state and nation through their dedicated efforts.”
To view the full text of the proclamation, please click here.
Volunteer Data Release – State by State
In 2006, 6.47 million Californians dedicated 858.5 million hours of service valued at an estimated $15 billion. Tutoring or teaching was one of the most popular activities in California; approximately one in five volunteers chose one or both of those activities.
The report is based on data collected from the U.S. Census Bureau and features a two-page profile for each state that includes information on the number of volunteers, rate of volunteering, hours volunteered, types of volunteer activities and trends in volunteering among age groups.
To learn more about the report, please click here.
AmeriCorps Week – May 13-20, 2007
Since 1994, AmeriCorps members have served more than 637 million hours nationwide. More than 69,000 members have served nearly 73 million hours in California.
AmeriCorps programs across the county will participate in efforts to raise awareness of the significant contributions AmeriCorps members make by addressing critical needs in their communities.
To learn more about AmeriCorps Week, please click here.
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