PEOC Fundraiser 2017: Por Un Pomona Mejor

PEOC 2017 Fundraiser:

Por Un Pomona Mejor


On behalf of the Pomona Economic Opportunity Center (PEOC), we would like to invite you to sponsor our 5th Annual PEOC Fundraiser on Saturday, September 30th, from 5:00—10:00 pm.

The event will be held at The Historical Society of Pomona. There, you will have the opportunity to hear first-hand about the work of the PEOC, our day laborers, women workers and the community leaders who have supported our efforts.

For almost two decades the PEOC has worked diligently to build a future in which day laborers and immigrant community members in Pomona and Inland Empire can participate fully and freely in our economy and democracy.

The current anti-immigrant political climate is seriously threatening our vision of a place wherein the immigrant community plays a central role in a thriving Pomona and Inland Empire. We are saddened by these foreseen obstacles of anti-immigrant rhetoric and hatred.

We want you to know that we stand resolute in our commitment to this vision. No matter the current state of politics, we will work tirelessly to improve the lives of immigrants through job development, education, services and community organizing. We will work tirelessly to defend and protect the rights of all immigrant community members.

Now more than ever, your support is crucial! Say no to hate, divisiveness, and fear. And say yes to love, say yes to inclusivity and say yes to justice for all.

In order to stay resolute in our vision, we need your support! By becoming a sponsor at the 5th Annual PEOC Fundraiser, you will be provided with tickets to the event and promotion of your organization/or as individual donor during our program. We hope that you will consider sponsoring at one of the following levels:

As a sponsor you will receive promotion of your organization or as an individual during the event on our program and promotion materials.
Sponsor Levels:
Champion: $2,000+ 8 Complimentary tickets
Partner: $1,000 6 Complimentary tickets
Ally: $500 4 Complimentary tickets
Friend: $250 2 Complimentary tickets

Individual Ticket Prices:
– $30 for students
– $50 pre-sale
– $60 at the door

Dinner, art, music and a wondefur night provided with your contribution!

You can make your donation/ticket purchase the following ways:
– Online using PayPal on our website at
– Mailing your check to P.O. Box 2496, Pomona, CA. 91766. Make checks payable to Pomona Economic Opportunity Center, Inc.

Your gift is tax deductible and will allow the PEOC to continue in strengthening our work and our community. For more information, please contact us at (909) 397-4215 or

This year, we will be honoring remarkable individuals and organizations who for many years have supported PEOC’s mission and goals.

– Tim Sandoval, Pomona Mayor
Mayor Sandoval has made strides for the betterment of all residents of Pomona and particularly the immigrant community. In March 2017, Mayor Sandoval took leadership and initiative and cancelled a long-standing City contract with Immigrant and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to soothe the fears felt by many in the immigrant community. Mayor Sandoval, is also a founding member of Bright Prospect, a mentoring youth program helping thousands of Pomona youth attend college and graduate.

– Karthick Ramakrishnan; Professor at University of California, Riverside
Through his research, Professor Ramakrishnan has been a staunch advocate for workers’ rights and immigrant rights in the IE. His research is nationally-recognized and focuses on civic participation, immigration policy, and the politics of race, ethnicity, and immigration in the United States. He also sits on the Board of Directors of The California Endowment. Professor Ramakrishnan has been an invaluable asset to the PEOC and for all organizations in the Inland Empire working tirelessly on the front for workers’ empowerment and immigrant integration.

– Sophie Cruz & Family
During Pope Francis’ motorcade ride in Washington D.C. in 2015, 5 year-old Sophie jumped over a barricade and hand-delivered him a letter, asking him to stop deportations and the separation of families. Since then she has met former President Obama and delivered an amazing speech at the 2017 Women’s March, thus serving as an icon and advocate for immigrant families.

For more information, please contact us at (909) 397-4215 or
Thank you so much for your support! And we’ll see you on September 30th.


Since its foundation in 1998, PEOC has been a champion for the community and a leader in advocacy for low-wage workers and immigrant residents of Pomona. For almost two decades, the PEOC has operated the Pomona Day Labor Center, the only worker center of its kind in the Inland Empire. Below are some of our recent accomplishments and goals for the near future:

Day Laborers Program and Job Training
The PEOC is one of few organizations in the region actively facilitating support to day laborers, household workers and other low-wage, immigrant workers. We continually provide job development and job placement support, health and safety trainings, wage theft claim work and more. The PEOC is and will continue to be an ardent champion for workers rights for all workers and a fair and living wage.

Women Workers’ Program
In June 2015, we launched the Women Workers’ Program to support and facilitate employment and job training for low-wage working women in Pomona. CLEAR, which stands for Companeras, Lideres, Emprendedoras, Aliadas, y Revolucionarias, has been sending women out to work as well as providing key job trainings such as OSHA 10 certification, health and safety trainings, job skills training, food handler’s certification and much more.

Naturalization and Immigration Services
In August 2015, the PEOC obtained recognition and accreditation from the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) under the US Dept. of Justice. We are now able to provide low-cost or free services such as naturalization, deportation defense, community forums, and workshops for many immigration benefits. We also provide English as Second Language (ESL) and civics. Our intention is to promote stronger civic engagement within the immigrant community.

For more information, please contact us at (909) 397-4215 or
Thank you so much for your support! And we’ll see you on September 30th.