March 28, 2002
Children in Chavez Day project
get visit from leader's family
Family and friends of labor leader Cesar
Chavez will be on hand Monday as more than 100 students from
Sacramento's Caleb Greenwood School kick off their Cesar Chavez
Day of Service and Learning, cleaning up a portion of the
American River that runs near their school.
As part of a community service project run by California State
University, Sacramento bilingual education professor Hugo
Chacon, students will gather at 10 a.m., Monday, April 1,
in the school cafeteria at 5457 Carlson Drive. They'll hear
from United Farm Workers president Arturo Rodriguez, Chavez'
oldest son Fernando Chavez and Cesar Chavez Foundation executive
director Andrés Irlando. Afterward, the students will
begin work on the one-mile portion of the American River Parkway
they have adopted adjacent to Hall Park, close to their school
and about a mile from the University.
Funding for the effort comes from a $78,000 grant the University
received from GO SERV, the Governor's Office on Service and
In addition to Greenwood, Chacon and some of his students
are working with four other schools to develop service projects
in Chavez' honor. Children from all four schools will come
together on the University campus April 29 for a Sacramento-area
Cesar Chavez Day Forum to present their projects to each other
and to Chavez' daughter, Julie Chavez Rodriguez.
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