Pomona Day Labor Center Fundraiser on July 23

On behalf of the Pomona Economic Opportunity Center (PEOC), we would like to invite you to sponsor our 4th Annual PEOC Fundraiser on Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 from 5:00—9:00 pm. The event will be held at Ebell Hall in Pomona. There, you will have the opportunity to hear first-hand about the work of the PEOC, our day laborers and women workers and the community leaders who have supported our efforts.

In order to continue building on our accomplishments, we need your support! By becoming a sponsor at the 4th Annual PEOC Fundraiser, you will be provided with tickets to the event and promotion of your organization/or as individual donor during our event program. We hope that you consider to sponsor this event at one of the following sponsorship levels (Please see Methods of Payment below):

CHAMPION: $2,000+ – 8 complimentary tickets

PARTNER: $1,000 – 6 complimentary tickets

ALLY: $500 – 4 complimentary tickets

FRIEND: $250 – 2 complimentary tickets

Individual tickets: $30/students, $50/in advance and $60/at the door

This year, we will be honoring remarkable individuals and organizations who have supported PEOC’s mission and goals:

A.C.L.U (American Civil Liberties Union Southern C.A.) Lopez –Venegas v. Johnson

The ACLU So Cal chapter has been a champion and fierceless advocate for Constitutional rights since its foundation nearly a century ago. The ACLU So Cal ensures equity and equality for all regardless of immigration status, nationality, gender, sexuality, creed, religion or any other factor used to discriminate against any person. In 2013 the PEOC partnered with ACLU So Cal in a lawsuit with the US Dept. of Homeland Security.

Cristina Carrizosa, Pomona City Councilmember.

For two decades, Councilmember Carrizosa has been an ardent supporter for the economic growth and betterment of the City of Pomona and its residents. She has been and advocate for educational, health and environmental justice initiatives, many of which she has spearheaded. Her efforts to save the Pomona Public Library and to prevent a waste transfer station from being built in a low-income neighborhood are examples of her work and dedication.

Angela Sanbrano, Board President for the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN)

She has been at the forefront for the protection of migrant and refugee rights for more than three decades as a pioneer of the Sanctuary Movement in the 1980s. She continues to be an ardent supporter and advocate for the immigrant community with her work with the Latina/Latino Roundtable of the San Gabriel Valley and the National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities (NALACC)

Pomona Economic Opportunity Center

Providing employment, services and education for low-wage workers in Pomona and the Inland Empire


Since its foundation in 1998, PEOC has been a beacon of hope for the community and a leader in advocacy for low-wage workers and immigrant residents of Pomona. For almost two decades, the PEOC has operated the Pomona Day Labor Center, the only worker center of its kind in the Inland Empire. In addition to day laborers, we organize alongside low-income immigrant residents, students, and allies throughout the region. Below are some of our recent accomplishments and goals for the near future:

Day Laborers Program and Job Training

The PEOC is one of few organizations in the region actively facilitating support to day laborers and other similar low-wage workers . We continually provide job development and job placement support, health and safety trainings, anti-wage theft work and more. In October 2015, the PEOC hosted a training by the Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA) in order for our workers and community members to be certified by this federal agency. This training was conducted free of charge to empower close to 3 dozen of our community members and workers about their rights and safety on the job.

Women Workers’ Program

In June 2015, we launched a Women Workers’ Program to support and facilitate employment and job training for low-wage working women in Pomona and around the region. The Women’s Program has been sending women out to work as well as providing key job trainings such as OSHA 10 certification, health and safety trainings and others. This year we aim to expand on our foundational work to assure work development and job placement to strengthen our community.

Naturalization Services

In August 2015, the PEOC obtained recognition and accreditation from the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) under the US Dept. of Justice. We are now able to provide low-cost or free services such as document preparation, community forums, and workshops for the naturalization process and other immigration benefits. We also provide English as Second Language (ESL) classes to help our workers and community members improve their English skills and familiarity with American civics. Our intention is to promote stronger civic engagement within immigrant communities in our region.

Lopez-Venegas v. Dept. of Homeland Security

In 2015, the PEOC was one of 3 organizational plaintiffs in the Lopez-Venegas v Johnson, a landmark case filed by ACLU against DHS. The triumph of this litigation allowed for thousands of Mexican nationals to lawfully return to the US after being coerced into signing “voluntary departure” with immigration agencies. This victory highlights our belief in due process and that family unity makes our communities thrive and flourish.


You can make your donation online using PayPal on our website at http://pomonadaylabor.org/donate/ or by mailing your check to P.O. Box 2496, Pomona, CA. 91766. Your gift is tax deductible and will allow the PEOC to continue in strengthening our work and our community. For more information, please contact us at (909) 397-4215 or peoc.staff@pomonadaylabor.org

Thank you so much for your support! With your support we will be able to continue to transform the community and empowering working people in our region.


Fernando Romero

Executive Director

Pomona Economic Opportunity Center


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