Over 20,000 Attend 2013 Fresh Start Community Festival!

August 22, 2013

SEIU ULTCW President Laphonza Butler and Secretary Treasurer Kim Evon pass out Dodger backpacks at Fresh Start Community Festival, August 17th, 2013. SEIU ULTCW President Laphonza Butler, Secretary Treasurer Kim Evon and lovable Fresh Start mascott, Esperanza pass out Dodger backpacks at the Fresh Start Community Festival, August 17th, 2013. FREE festival provided back-to-school backpacks [...]

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Download the 2013 Posters

July 23, 2013

Below are a selection of festival posters and flyers in different languages. Please download them, print them out, and post them up in your neighborhood! Poster (English) Poster (Spanish) Poster (Chinese) Poster (Armenian) Poster (Korean)

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Fresh Start 2013 Confirmed!

July 11, 2013

Please save the date, Saturday, August 17th for this year’s Fresh Start Festival in Los Angeles, CA! SEIU United Long Term Care Workers and the Los Angeles Dodgers are proud to sponsor this year’s Fresh Start Festival at Dodger Stadium! While many families continue to struggle in this difficult economy, ULTCW and the Los Angeles [...]

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VIDEO: 2011 Fresh Start Festival News Coverage

October 13, 2011

Click play to watch three different videos from our Fresh Start Festival. Or click the “next” arrow to scroll through. 1. Telemundo News Story 2. KMEX News Story 3. NBC News

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South LA Community gets a Fresh Start

September 6, 2011

Over 11,000 community members showed up today at Ted Watkins Memorial Park for free backpacks, free health services, free lunch, entertainment for the whole family and more. Check out the Photos on Flickr The community festival, produced by SEIU United Long Term Care Workers, aimed to provide families a much needed break from the dismal [...]

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Today: A Fresh Start for the West Oakland Community

August 27, 2011

Today, the Fresh Start Festival for Working Families came to DeFremery Park in West Oakland. The festival, put on by SEIU ULTCW, was filled with more than 2,000 community members of all ages. The day started with a community forum hosted by ULTCW President, Laphonza Butler. A panel of community members joined President Butler at [...]

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It’s On: Fresh Start 2011 in Oakland!

July 5, 2011

Just announced: Fresh Start Working Families Community Festival will hold it’s first annual event in Oakland, CA on Saturday, August 27th, 2011 at: DeFremery Park, 1651 Adeline St, Oakland, CA 94607 The free festival will be from 12 – 5 pm. Become a Sponsor Get Involved

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Gearing up for a Fresh Start in 2011!

June 30, 2011

Please save the date, Saturday, September 3rd, 2011 for this year’s Fresh Start Fest in Los Angeles, CA! Check out the video from Last year:

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Musical Act Very Be Careful and Added to 2010 Line-up

August 25, 2010

We’re proud to announce the addition of the band Very Be Careful to our festival line-up. Very Be Careful is a dynamic and popular LA-based act that plays Columbian vallenato music, a type of cumbia sound. The festival will also feature local Top 40 and R&B cover band Clueless.

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Expanded Website Live

August 16, 2010

We’ve beefed up this website. Check out the menu bars above for more info on free stuff, entertainment and ways to get involved. Questions? Email us at

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