Day Worker Center
of Mountain View
Serving Mountain View and surrounding communities since 1996
Open Monday to Saturday, 7am - 5pm
113 Escuela Avenue
Mountain View, CA, 94040
Day Worker Center Newsletter
Day Workers' Journal
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The Day Worker Center of Mountain View is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving the communities surrounding Mountain View, Los Altos, and Sunnyvale. The Center was established in 1996 by leaders from local businesses, churches, and the community to provide job-matching services for hundreds of local homeowners and businesses annually.
The Center is led by a full-time Executive Director, María Marroquín, a recipient of numerous awards for her work at the Center. Organizational guidance comes from a Board of Directors composed of community and business leaders and representatives from the day laborer community. In addition, much of the day-to-day worker-related activities at the Center is managed by the Workers' Commission, composed of 8-10 current and past users of the Center.
In addition to supporting the day laborer population, the Center contributes to our community in the following ways:
- provides a location for service providers, such as Community Services Agency, to reach their clients
- reaches out to day laborers soliciting work on the streets to inform them about the center's services
- provides worker-led community service
- monthly trash pickup on local streets
- donates hand-made blankets for premature infants at Lucille Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford
- helps coordinate and participate in community events, sponsored by Rotary Club, Run for Zimbabwe, Mountain View Educational Foundation,etc.
- Hosts a blood drive four times a year
- helps senior citizens with community gardens
- provides English as a Second Language (ESL) classes to the workers, facilitating interactions with employers and participation in local culture
- serves as a critical conduit for the city agencies and services to communicate with the Latino community
- decreases the number of workers soliciting employment on the streets
- reduces complaints in the areas where workers congregate, in turn reducing the number of calls to Police Departments
- reduces strain on local emergency rooms by providing free weekly medical visits by the Gardner Health Services Mobile Medical van