October 10, 2016
The last Green Housecleaning session in this five-week class gathers around a table of organic cleaning products as the group gets ready to review what they have learned and put it into practice. These classes are sponsored by the Shirlington Employment and Training Center (SEEC) and funded by local churches and organizations. Arlington Presbyterian Church has a provided space for many of these classes. From left are Sandra Short, instructor; Claudia Delgado, class member; Andres Tobar, executive director of SEEC; Ana Delgado and Catalina Torres, both class members.
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The five-week Green Housecleaning class for immigrant women began in 2013 as the vision of Andres Tobar, director of the Shirlington Employment and Education Center (SEEC), who said, "We have SEEC that was established in 2000 to help find connect immigrant daylaborers with temporary employment, but these are almost always men. There was nothing for the women. This Green Housecleaning class gets to women with the toughest challenges."