Spanish club part of ‘big clean up’ in community

Ernesto Lopez

City College’s Spanish Club and Associated Students are joining forces on Nov. 14 to help the Logan Heights Neighborhood Council with their beautification project called “The Big Clean Up.”

“The purpose is to unite different walks of life for a sole positive purpose, to give community residents a sense of pride in their community,” Beto Vazquez, Spanish Club president, said. “And for college students and groups in recovery to have the chance to learn from one another.”

Aside from cleaning up the streets, volunteers will help with weatherization efforts in select homes by changing worn window and door stripping and replacing old toilets with water efficient ones. For the elderly, volunteers will help with any needed projects inside their homes and yards.

All City College students are invited to join the big clean up efforts, the event will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and it is taking place between Kearney Avenue and Cesar Chavez Parkway in Logan Heights; the first 200 volunteers will receive lunch and a t-shirt.

For more information contact Vazquez at (619) 787-4973, or visit the AS office in the D building.

Last semester, the club conducted a beach clean-up, but this is their first community clean up on a larger scale in conjunction with public agencies and groups.