Capital campaign approaches $150,000

The capital campaign to raise $400,000 for three worker-community educational and activist centers is approaching the $150,000 mark this week. A coordinated campaign of the New York-based Chelsea Fund for Education and the Workers Education Society in Chicago reported the progress made in a March letter to potential donors.

These buildings in New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago will provide facilities for a range of activities and services offered by progressive and community organizations, in addition to housing the Communist Party, Young Communist League, and the People’s Weekly World. Upcoming activities include:

• Conferences, performances and meetings.

• Classes in Marxism; labor and women’s history; African American, Latino, Asian and Native American peoples’ history and culture; organizing skills; English as a second language; immigrants’ issues.

• Youth programs

Each building will also house a bookstore, resource center and library. The campaign is aiming to reach the $300,000 mark by May Day.

Donors have pledged from $500 to $5,000, with most giving $1,000. Contributions can be made to either the Workers Education Society or the Chelsea Fund for Education. Payments can be spread out over a calendar year.

To contribute or for information contact the Chelsea Fund at 235 West 23 St., NY NY 10011 or the Workers Education Society at 3339 S. Halsted St., Chicago IL 60608.

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