Bringing Community Literacy to Northwest Pasadena
As part of their hands-on construction training, our Apprenticeship Preparation Program participants will be building Little Free Libraries to install in community locations around Northwest Pasadena. This is an opportunity for our participants to not only get construction experience but also make a positive impact on their community by making literacy accessible to more community members.
On Tuesday, November 15, we kicked off the project with an exciting event attended by some inspirational community leaders. Councilmember John Kennedy, Chief Phillip L. Sanchez and Lieutenant Jason Clawson of the Pasadena Police Department, Deputy Director Timothy McDonald of the Pasadena Public Library, and Rogelio Ramirez of Rojo Green Inc. were among those who spoke at the event to celebrate the project. Check out this article about the event from Pasadena Now.
Councilmember Kennedy and representatives from the Pasadena Police Department threw their wholehearted support behind the project and encouraged APP participants to stay focused on their goals. Councilmember Kennedy told participants, “Things are going to get better,” and “Every one of you can make it.” Lieutenant Clawson emphasized, “We’re here because we’ve invested in you. You’re here because you’re invested in your future.”