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March 19, 2001

Students Honor Cesar Chavez with Community Service



California State University, Sacramento, along with numerous other community organizations will host a "Community Service Day" Saturday, March 31, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to celebrate Cesar Chavez Day.

More than 250 volunteers will meet before the event, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., at the Steven Lee Yamshon Alumni Center for registration and a light breakfast. The kick-off event will feature Juanishi Oroso, who will talk about his experience working with Chavez and Danza Quetzalcoatl for Young People, who will provide cultural dancing and drumming.

During the event, volunteers from CSUS will act as mentors, working side-by-side with K-12 students on beautification projects such as landscaping, painting playgrounds, restoring nature walks, cleaning ponds and general maintenance.

Service sites include various schools and parks in the San Juan Unified School District, Sacramento City Unified School, Folsom/Cordova School District and at the Discovery Museum.

The event is sponsored by CSUS and the University's Associated Students; along with the San Juan Unified School District, People Helping People Care, Community Service Planning Council, Multi Cultural Family Matters and the Sacramento Tree Foundation.

Early registration is available and recommended through the CSUS Associated Students office at (916) 278-4169. Media assistance is available by contacting the CSUS office of community collaboration at (916) 278-4769 or the CSUS public affairs office at (916) 278-6156.





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