Sen. Carper’s New Castle County Schedule for Friday, December 10, 2004

Visit to Shue-Medill Middle School Grand Opening of Los Jardines

Wilmington, DE – Senator Tom Carper will spend Friday, December 10, 2004, in New Castle County. The Senator will begin his day with a visit to Shue-Medill Middle School to talk with a group of 8th grade students. Senator Carper will talk about the U.S. Constitution, his role in government, about the November election, how its outcome will change the makeup of Congress, and how the Democrats and Republicans can work together to get things accomplished in Washington. Last month, Senator Carper, along with Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and a handful of other Senators, led a bipartisan orientation program for new senators in Washington. Newly elected members spent three days working on cooperation and relationship-building. Senator Carper served as a mentor and played a role in developing a curriculum for the orientation. As a former governor, Senator Carper based the program on the National Governors Association’s model, which stresses working across party lines. Senator Carper will then join the Latin American Community Center Development Corporation (LACCDC) as they announce the grand opening of Los Jardines in Wilmington. This newly constructed $2.7 million residential building will house low-income Latin American seniors. Twenty-four units were constructed on a city-donated lot in Wilmington. Services that will be provided include a fitness center, money management and retirement education, legal aid, assistance with income tax return preparation, access to ABE/ESL classes and access to computers and the Internet, as well as recreational and cultural activities. The LACCDC is dedicated to providing affordable housing for low to moderate- income households. The organization is especially devoted to increasing homeownership in the Hilltop community, thus creating wealth for its residents. Friday, December 10, 2004 8:30 am – 9:30 am Visit to Shue-Medill Middle School 1500 Capitol Trail Newark 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Grand Opening of Los Jardines 1000 W. 5th Street Wilmington