CALEXICO — Students in the fourth through sixth grades at Blanche Charles Elementary School here were treated to a special assembly honoring United Farm Worker founder Cesar Chavez on Friday.
AmeriCorps members volunteered their time to speak to students about the impact Chavez had on society.
AmeriCorps is a nonprofit community service organization that encourages volunteer activities in schools and communities.
Following the assembly, students were selected to participate in the initiation of the Dolphin Pride club, a service committee of Blanche Charles Elementary.
"It's important first that students know what he did for the Hispanic community," said AmeriCorps member Maria Dura, "especially living in this community where a lot of students have parents who mainly work in the agricultural business."
Dura was one of the AmeriCorps volunteers who spoke to students and helped the kids beautify their school by picking up trash.