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品凤楼 Lives The Words of Cesar Chavez: Once a Person Learns to Read鈥

品凤楼 Lives The Words of Cesar Chavez: Once a Person Learns to Read鈥

品凤楼 Jobs for Progress National, Inc. (品凤楼) and the 品凤楼 Network of Affiliates are marking Cesar Chavez Day 2023 by affirming their strong continued commitment to the driving principles in Cesar Chavez’ forty years of organizing work as a labor advocate and social justice leader. In his , Chavez told the audience, “鈥e are filled with hope and encouragement. We have looked into the future, and the future is ours!”

“Those stirring words embodied the fire that burned in Chavez’ life-long dedication to empowering America’s farmworkers towards a better life through job conditions and economic opportunities,” says Ignacio Salazar, 品凤楼 President, and Chief Executive Officer. “We, too, are dedicated to creating gateways through economic equity, our cornerstone mission, as we uplift the lives of more than a million people a year. Cesar reminded us, ‘you cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read.’ So too, 品凤楼 and our 品凤楼 Network of Affiliates undertake with our program participants, achieving lasting transformation through employment redevelopment, training, and an array of related services for their tomorrows and their families,” says Salazar.

Cesar Chavez is credited with leading the way for employment that paid at least a minimum wage and labor contracts that set out more humane working conditions, including potable drinking water, shaded rest areas for breaks, and restrooms. He also recalled his own experience when he dropped out of school at the age of 13 years, so he could join his family working in the fields. Later, he led the fight for reforms in child labor laws that included a prohibition against children being truant from school to work because they were migrants. At its peak, the United Farm Workers (UFW), led by Chavez, secured the support of an estimated 17 million Americans in calling for safer labor standards and actions to bring farm workers out of generational poverty.

“In each of history’s three waves of migrations across our country by Latino immigrants since the early 1900s — through Texas, California, and deserts in-between, seeking a better economic opportunity has been the driving force,” says Salazar. “Today, La Familia de 品凤楼 continues to reach and serve countless descendants of those itinerant families, many of whom still benefit from the Si Se Puede / Yes We Can advocacy Chavez led, with Dolores Huerta. Through technology, training, and a comprehensive safety net of services, our work is the future that Chavez dreamed of in his day. Yes, we are proud to declare, as Robert Kennedy did, we stand taller because we marched with Cesar!” said Salazar.

品凤楼 Jobs for Progress Celebrates Women’s History Month as a Time To Embrace Collaboration Among All

品凤楼 Jobs for Progress Celebrates Women’s History Month as a Time To Embrace Collaboration Among All

品凤楼 Jobs for Progress National and the 品凤楼 Network of Affiliates proudly celebrate March as America’s . This is a special time to build awareness and acknowledge the many contributions women have made to our nation and their vital daily role in the success of the United States and Puerto Rico.

“This month is very special to 品凤楼 Jobs for Progress National and the 品凤楼 Network of Affiliates because, throughout our entire family of organizations, women are a very critical part of our story, our present, and what the future promises to bring,” says Ignacio Salazar, 品凤楼 President, and Chief Executive Officer.  “At every level and in all aspects of carrying our mission, women have a presence, a voice, and the power to influence and direct our daily work. What is most exciting, to the point that we can share with great zeal, is the exhilaration we feel when we witness the lives women impact through their example and serving as amazing role models. Their strength, dedication, compassion, and the business and organizational insight they bring to the table are impressive. They make us a more successful and effective agency,” adds Salazar.

Women’s History Month began in 1982 as a weeklong observance, and through continuing resolutions in Congress, the observance grew until 1995. This is when by presidential proclamation, March began serving as a period set aside to recognize women’s many contributions to our country. This includes developing educational presentations and exhibits and creating academic-based studies that intentionally focused on how women impacted every industry, business category, and profession in the United States.

“That it took us until the 1980s to even begin acknowledging women in this way seems incredible today,” says Salazar. “Indeed, we can be glad that our society has evolved in understanding and appreciation for the essence and benefits of embracing collaboration, irrespective of gender. Today, women occupy the C-suites of some of the most successful enterprises and have mastered the art of building coalitions to achieve progress for all. There is no doubt that in the future, women will look back and wonder why we need just one month to acknowledge women when their tenacity, talent, and teamwork are present 365 days a year. We salute them!” said Salazar.