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El Sol, Jupiter's Neighborhood Resource CenterEl Sol, Jupiter's Neighborhood Resource Center
The mission of El Sol is to connect workers with employers and homeowners needing day labor, and to promote strong, diverse communities by providing: language and literacy classes job training and life skills education meals, legal aid, health servic... Read more
The mission of El Sol is to connect workers with employers and homeowners needing day labor, and to promote strong, diverse communities by providing: language and literacy classes job training and life skills education meals, legal aid, health services and social service referrals community service opportunities
El Sol's vision is for a premier day-labor center providing skilled, dependable workers to employers. El Sol is also committed to promoting strong economically and ethnically diverse communities in which all people can achieve their highest potential.
El Sol seeks to improve the quality of life for all residents of the Town of Jupiter through:
Organizing and supervising Jupiter’s day-labor hiring in a controlled and sanitary atmosphere;
Educating Jupiter’s day-laborers and contractors about their rights and responsibilities;
Assisting Jupiter’s immigrant population to become an active and integrated part of the larger Jupiter community;
Building bridges and communication among the different ethnic, cultural and religious groups in Jupiter;
Providing occupational training, language and literacy instruction, counseling, health education, legal and other services to individuals in need.
Having been a long time resident and contractor in Jupiter and also having employed many individuals from different ethnic, cultural, religious backgrounds, and countries, I have found that the work ethic and gratitude has been unsurpassed in the trades workforce! Many years ago, I managed a 205 seat restaurant in Juno that employed mostly Haitians in the kitchen. These individuals held two full time jobs and constantly sent $$ home to their relatives. Again, work ethic was very commendable and so I found out that their family values were also. Besides the above, We are all human beings and nobody is better than the other, and when we can help one another at least survive, the personal rewards one gets from such is phenomenal! Nothing is ever 100%, but at the same time I believe there is no greater reward than helping our fellow man. No matter what religion we tend to believe or follow, we are all Gods children and somehow we forget this maybe due to pressures from peers!