Latino Member Voter Registration Drive Starts in the Inland Empire

2019-08-19T18:03:09+00:00August 15th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Latino Member Voter Registration Drive Starts in the Inland Empire In anticipation of National Voter Registration Day, the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters (SWRCC) is gearing up for the first leg of its’ Latino Member Voter Registration Drive in the Inland Empire. With approximately 4,600 unregistered voters in the Inland Empire alone, this first [...]

SWRCC President Pete Rodriguez Offers Life Skills Advice to Foster Kids

2019-05-13T15:41:11+00:00May 10th, 2019|Categories: Community Events|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

SWRCC President Pete Rodriguez Offers Life Skills Advice to Foster Kids Union Carpenters don't just build communities, we support the people in them. Last week, SWRCC President/COO (and proud member of Local 951) Pete Rodriguez did just that when he participated in "mock interviews" as a part of The Kamali’i Foster Family Agency's (KFFA) essential skills [...]

Carpenter Helps Build Bridge for Youth

2019-05-06T22:12:06+00:00March 8th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Carpenter Helps Build Bridge for Youth The Los Angeles Youth Opportunity Movement Watts (LAYOM Watts) works to connect Los Angeles youth and employers. The organization serves as a launch pad for young people seeking education and careers. Last Saturday, the organization broke ground on the YouthSource Center's new addition "The Wardrobe,"  [...]

Los Gallos Politicos

2019-02-01T19:12:20+00:00January 21st, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Los Gallos Politicos Para Español haz click aquí Los Gallos Politicos is a spin off of the political action committee (PAC). Lead by Representative Ted Jimenez, Los Gallos Politicos was created by Chairman Jesus Maroquin and Co-Chairman Joel Perez, after realizing there was a major language barrier in the Council’s messaging to its members. Marroquin [...]

Carpenters Keep Bakersfield Beautiful

2019-01-29T19:06:39+00:00January 8th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Carpenters Keep Bakersfield Beautiful Southwest Carpenters take great pride in their community. That's why Local 661 Carpenters were more than happy to lend a hand to their neighbors, with Keep Bakersfield Beautiful (KBB) for a community cleanup last Saturday. KBB is a not-for-profit organization comprised of volunteers including government officials, educators, civic [...]

7 Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season

2019-01-29T19:25:20+00:00December 21st, 2018|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: |

7 Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season Make Change Now’s the time to grab that old cookie jar of quarters and dimes, bring it down to the bank or coin machine, and donate the proceeds to a food bank or shelter.  2. Buy a Few [...]

Carpenters Share Christmas Cheer

2019-01-29T19:07:17+00:00December 20th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Carpenters Share Christmas Cheer The Christmas season has gotten a lot merrier for kids in Ventura County thanks to the Gold Coast Carpenters. Over 1,000 kids received a present courtesy of both the Ventura County Military Collaborative's (VCMC) Operation Snowflake and the Ventura County Rescue's "Christmas with a Mission" toy drives. Toys [...]

International Volunteer Day

2019-01-29T19:07:27+00:00December 6th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

It's Up to Us According to the Corporation for National Community Service, 25.3% of Americans volunteer,  62.8 million volunteers across the nation. In 2015, they averaged 32.1 volunteer hours per person, per year, which comes to 7.9 billion hours of service. With a value of $24.14 per hour, in 2016 volunteers in America [...]

Those Who Can, Volunteer

2019-05-06T22:20:17+00:00December 1st, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Those Who Can, Volunteer If you’re seeking to advance your career, look for volunteer opportunities in your field.  Skill-based volunteering is a great way to gain more experience and develop new skills. Plus, volunteering with others can help individuals become better leaders and communicators. As more organizations implement volunteer incentive programs, [...]