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5/16/15: The Community Settlement House Gets a Makeover!

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5/16/15: The Community Settlement House Gets a Makeover!

O5/16/15: Sbux, BofA, Marinesn Saturday, May 16th, Habitat for Humanity Riverside partnered with the Community Settlement Association in Riverside to repaint the interior of their community center.

The Community Settlement Association is a place-based organization, serving the Eastside, one of the more low-income areas in the City of Riverside. The Community Settlement Association host many programs such as their emergency food program for over 150 people every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with bags of groceries. Many of those served are the homeless. They also have a free after school and summer program where children from K-8 grade can receive tutoring and help on school work. On top of tutoring, there are academic activities provided for the children as well. The organization also serve 5/16/15: Sbux, BofA, Marinesas a site for over 40 nonprofits to host classes and services to community members.

One of Habitat for Humanity Riverside’s goals is to build and create sustainable neighborhoods. The Community Settlement Association’s mission aligns with our goals and this partnership couldn’t be more perfect.  Joining us in tackling nine rooms at the community center were 5/16/15: Sbux, BofA, Marinesemployees from Starbucks, Bank of America, and Veteran Marines.

Some of the rooms were offices where family counselors assist 50-60 clients from around the East  Riverside area a day. The freshly painted room will make the clients feel more comfortable while applying for assistance.

5/16/15: Sbux, BofA, MarinesWe were able to repaint the computer room where children had access to the internet to work on projects and school work.

Habitat for Humanity Riverside is happy to reach out to our volunteer base to assist other community organization to touch more lives and expand services within the community. Thank you volunteers for joining us in this endeavor and we hope to see your smiling faces again at other Habitat projects.