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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: To provide a safe, secure job matching services for day laborers and employers with digniity and compassion. To empower day workers through job training, education, and leadership opportunities.  To support community advocacy consistent with our mission.

Geographic areas served: Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Palo Alto, Sunnyvale, and surrounding communities, including Milpitas and East Bay

Programs: Worker/employer matching - workers seeking work are matched with employers in a safe and dignified environment. During the fiscal year ending april 30, 2015, there was a total number of 24,108 sign-ins by workers seeking employment. There was a total of 14,570 successful job placements during this period

worker support - this program offers support to workers in two major aspects: 1. Support for emergency shelter and food assistance, and 2. English as a second language. English as a second language classes are offered 52 weeks during the year for 15 hours per week. Class materials were also provided in this program to workers in need. In addition, this program also offers job skills classes, computer training, cpr classes, and many other trainings and workshops.

community outreach - this program pays to train community outreach representatives for outreach to day workers who seek employment on streets in mountain view, los altos and sunnyvale. These outreach representatives help the workers learn about the services and benefits that the day worker center of mountain view has to offer. Community outreach also includes educational presentations to the community about the day worker center and the many aspects of workers seeking employment to help themselves and their families.

Community Stories

8 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Paul M.

Client Served

Rating: 1

People need to get signed in a list and there some privileges for specific jobs for those who just lick the Maria's boots.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The workers at the Day Worker Center of Mountain View are amazing! They work hard, have many skills, and are helpful and respectful. The Day Worker Center is a democratic non-profit organization. The workers participate in making the procedures. For example, after a job, one of our wonderful volunteers call the employer for feedback. Almost all of the time the feedback is great, but in the rare cases where something could be improved, the worker receives constructive suggestions so he or she can do better next time! The center has daily English classes so the workers study while they wait for jobs. Then, when an employer arrives, workers that are in class, (with suitable skills), are given priority to go to work. Please drop by the center to visit. It is a wonderful place!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have used Day Workers from the Center for many years. Without a doubt, this is one of the most mutually helpful situtions I've encountered. I have had a multitude of projects done around my home and gardens by the the Day Workers and have been very pleased with the results.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for the Day Worker Center for over five years. It is very well run and a great place for people to find reliable workers for their tasks at their homes, etc.

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Client Served

Rating: 4

Finish those chores that have been put off for so long while supporting individuals and families through the Day Worker Center of Mountain View. Fast, courteous, highly recommended - and needed as never before.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have hired workers to work at my home from the Day Worker Center of Mountain View, CA for many years.The workers have always been very hard-working, honest people. It is a great resource to have in the community. Several people that I have hired through the organization continued to work for me on a regular basis.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Great service! If I had known how easy this was, I would have used the service a long time ago for all my home projects. I have complete peace of mind using this service rather than picking up a dayworker near Home Depot. I needed a person to plant shrubs in my front garden, clean window screens, wash windows, and help with a clean out of my yards so I could go to the dump. I called ahead and Maria was very nice and explained the program to me. I arrived Saturday morning and filled out a short 1-page order form. In a few minutes she introduced me to Roberto Jiminez who was about as old as I am but in much better physical condition. He spoke enough English so we could communicate, and Maria said I could call her and put him on the phone if he wasn't understanding my directions. I didn't need to do that. Roberto worked hard without much supervision and made suggestions or asked questions as needed. I treated him to lunch and took him back to the center at the end of the day. Although $10 an hour pay is the minimum, I decided to pay $12 an hour for a living wage. It was well worth it and I got all my projects done in 8 hours. Contrary to the myth I heard, you do not need to hire the worker for a full 8 hours. Finally, I must tell you that Roberto told me how he likes coming to this dayworker center because of how it is organized, and that you can buy $2 meals at the church as you are waiting for work to come in. I must also tell you this last bit. When we first went to the center, Maria was talking to about 20 young people in Spanish. At first I thought these were the dayworkers but noticed they were all young. Later, Maria explained that they were students learning Spanish and they were coming over to work with the dayworkers one-on-one to help the dayworkers improve their English. Talk about strategic planning. This Dayworker Center gets 5 stars from a very satisfied customer!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a great outfit! They serve the community in many ways. I have used them several times and have always gotten friendly, hardworking people to help me with gardening, housecleaning, stone work, and heavy lifting. The center serves the workers by providing many services such as English classes and I have seen health care vans there, too. The center always calls to follow up on the workers after the job is done.