California Human Development (CHD) has recently completed renovations on the Fulton Day Labor Center in Santa Rosa. The center provides a safe and dignified space for day laborers to meet with employers, as well as offering resources such as emergency care, English language classes, and job skills training to help workers improve their lives and employability. Funding for the renovations came from a mini-grant of $2,500 from the City of Santa Rosa Community Advisory Boards Community Improvement Grant Program, as well as leveraged funding from the Press Democrat Celebrate Community Grant Program, totaling $10,000. The renovations, which took 45 days to complete and included improvements such as the installation of a deck, patio awning, shed, sink, benches, and new signage, were completed with the help of CHD staff and four contracted day labor participants. CHD will host a reopening of the center in late January or early Febuary 2023, inviting clients, stakeholders, and community partners to attend. The organization will also dedicate a plaque thanking the City of Santa Rosa and the Press Democrat Celebrate Community Program for their contributions to the center. Here are some before and after pictures below.