Yearly Archives: 2013

Holiday Carnival at the AAACC

December 26th, 2013

On Saturday, December 14th the African American Arts and Culture Complex (AAACC), where CommunityGrows office is located, hosted their annual Winter Carnival. Many groups performed and there were loads of carnival rides for the kids. There was even snow! Honored guests were Mark Leno, State Senator, London Breed, District 5 Supervisor, and Trayvon Martin’s family. … Continue reading Holiday Carnival at the AAACC

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Teens 15-19: Start 2014 with a Green Job

December 17th, 2013

If you’re looking for a job starting in January 2014 and you’re a teen between the ages of 15-19, check out our BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) Program. Spring 2014 Flyer by Barbara Wenger Beets Spring 2014 Application by Barbara Wenger .

Tags: , BEETS, Featured, Job Postings

Gingerbread and Whipped Cream!

December 11th, 2013

On Monday, December 9, 2013 the after-school youth at Hayward Rec Center on Laguna Street in San Francisco, got to make a holiday treat: Gingerbread! Gingerbread from scratch! It was a long process and everyone had faith that something good was going to come of all their efforts. Each youth got to add the ingredients, … Continue reading Gingerbread and Whipped Cream!

Tags: After-School Program, Cooking Class, Hayward Recreation Center

Everyone in the Spirit of the Holidays!

December 11th, 2013

On Saturday December 7, 2013 CommunityGrows hosted the sixth annual Wreath Making event for the Western Addition neighborhood. The Hayes Valley Apartments Community Room was a buzz with activity as many folks came by to make wreaths for themselves and other residents. Our BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) were on hand to … Continue reading Everyone in the Spirit of the Holidays!

Tags: , Events, Hayes Valley South, Wreath Making

Kenya Mack Highlighted at Film Screening

December 11th, 2013

Kenya Mack, one of our very own Fall 2013 BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) was invited to be highlighted and attend a screening of a new film at the New People Cinema Complex on Post Street on December 5, 2013. It was a night to showcase youth activism and Havana Curveball, a … Continue reading Kenya Mack Highlighted at Film Screening

Tags: , BEETS, Events

BEETS Help Serve Up Thanksgiving at John Muir School

December 11th, 2013

On Saturday, November 23, 2013, CommunityGrows participated with many neighborhood partners to offer Thanksgiving to the Community at John Muir Elementary School. The BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) join teens from Magic Zone to serve up the food. The afternoon entertainment included many different youth groups performing, such as Handful Players and … Continue reading BEETS Help Serve Up Thanksgiving at John Muir School

Tags: , , BEETS, John Muir Elementary School, Partners, Thanksgiving

Gettin’ Down at Booker T. Washington Afterschool

December 10th, 2013

On Thursday, November 21, 2013 The BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) joined the after-school program at Booker T. Washington Community Service Center to share their knowledge about gardening, and plant some winter crops. It was also the first day of filming for Citizen Films, a company that’s doing a video of CommunityGrows … Continue reading Gettin’ Down at Booker T. Washington Afterschool

Tags: , , After-School Program, BEETS, Booker T. Washington, Featured, Media

Highlights of the West Coast Craft Fair

December 9th, 2013

On Saturday and Sunday, November 16th and 17th, 2013, CommunityGrows was featured at the West Coast Crafts Fair at Fort Mason. We raffled off dinner for two at State Bird Provisions and a beautiful quilt from the San Francisco Quilters Guild. We had cookbooks and fantastic seed packets available for purchase as well. Our BEETS … Continue reading Highlights of the West Coast Craft Fair

Tags: , Events, Fundraiser

John Muir School’s Pollinator Project

December 9th, 2013

On Thursday, November 14, 2013 John Muir Elementary School in San Francisco was a-buzz with activity as parents, teachers, principal Chris Rosenberg, CommunityGrows staff and the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) joined Markos Major, for a Pollinator Garden Project at the school. They planted California native and other climate-adapted plants, feed the … Continue reading John Muir School’s Pollinator Project

Tags: , , After-School Program, BEETS, John Muir Elementary School, Workdays

Feeding the Birds

December 9th, 2013

On Wednesday, November 13, 2013 the afterschool Magic Zone youth came to Koshland Garden with Chaniel Williams, Program Lead for K-2 and Maurice Scott, Program Assistant, to make pine-cone bird feeders. Adrian Almquist, CommunityGrows Garden Educator lead the class, with assistance by volunteer, Janine Gee. They were also joined by another potential volunteer, Derek Richardson, … Continue reading Feeding the Birds

Tags: , After-School Program, Koshland Garden, Magic Zone