Category Archives: African American Arts & Culture Complex

IMG_2267 Thank You Hall Capital!

October 7th, 2019

On September 17th, 2019, CommunityGrows had the honor of working with some of Hall Capital staff, to work on  garden maintenance and beautification projects in the Buchanan Mall Garden. These group workdays are a huge help to our staff because it can be difficult to work on large garden projects between teaching classes, curriculum building, … Continue reading Thank You Hall Capital!

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47451865_296005871035145_2111958178198454272_n Health & Wellness & Sweet Potato Tacos

November 29th, 2018

At this week's Mo'Magic meeting, Garden and Seed-to-Mouth educator Yaya made sweet potato tacos for the annual Health and Wellness presentation. Not only were the tacos delicious, but they looked beautiful too! What is Mo'MAGIC?  Mo’ MAGIC is a collaborative San Francisco neighborhood-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to transform the community and youth through … Continue reading Health & Wellness & Sweet Potato Tacos

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Buchanan Mall Workday – 6.9.2017 CG Volunteers: Always in Bloom

April 18th, 2018

In honor of Volunteer Appreciation Week, we want to give a shout-out and a thank you to all of the neighbors, partners, businesses, and friends who have supported CommunityGrows this past year.

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Volunteer at MLK Day 2018 #MLKDay of Service: Honoring Dr. King

January 19th, 2018

“Make it a day on, not a day off.” This was the rallying phrase as thousands of people across the U.S. turned out on January 15th to celebrate and honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy. On Monday, CommunityGrows joined the AAACC, Citizen Film, and 3.9 Art Collective for our own day of service event with guest speakers, garden projects, and community art.

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#GivingTuesday Social Media Card Today Is #GivingTuesday

November 28th, 2017

We’ve had the privilege of serving the Western Addition and Hayes Valley neighborhoods for 23 years. Today we ask you to support the right of low-income youth and youth of color in San Francisco to learn from and enjoy the environment!

Tags: , African American Arts & Culture Complex, After-School Program, BEETS, Buchanan Mall, CommunityGrows Organization, Cooking Class, Environmental Education, Gardens, Hayward Recreation Center, John Muir Elementary School, Koshland Garden, Koshland Park, Peace Wall, Rosa Parks Elementary School

IMG_7104 Celebrating 23 Years of CG

October 19th, 2017

Wednesday, October 4 was an amazing night to celebrate 23 years of CommunityGrows and Barbara Wenger’s upcoming retirement as founder and Executive Director. Read on to see photos and read about our special event!

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IMG_5527 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

January 19th, 2016

On Monday, January 18, 2016 over 90 volunteers came out to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. This event was sponsored by the African American Arts and Culture Center (AAACC) and CommunityGrows. Volunteers began arriving at 8:30 AM on a morning reprieved from the wonderful rain we’ve been having in the Bay Area. … Continue reading Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

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12.12.15-AAACC-Winterland_IMG_5164 Winter Carnival at the African American Arts & Culture Complex

December 13th, 2015

On Saturday, December 12, 2015, the African American Arts & Culture Complex held it’s 15th Winter Carnival. While Santa met youth inside the Complex with toy giveaways, and food, carnival and fun games prevailed in the parking lot. There were performances by Project Level, Village Dancers, Talent Allstars, PUSH Dance Company, Larkin Bukido Karate, Capoeira … Continue reading Winter Carnival at the African American Arts & Culture Complex

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1.19.15-MLKDay_JK_IMG_3825 Martin Luther King Day Huge Success!

January 21st, 2015

On Monday, January 19, 2015 many groups and organizations came out to support Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. CommunityGrows had two sites where many volunteers participated, the Daniel E. Koshland Community Learning Garden, and the African American Arts and Culture Complex. Thank you Judith Keenan for taking some amazing photographs! At Koshland Park, … Continue reading Martin Luther King Day Huge Success!

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BEETS Clean-Up Good!

June 28th, 2014

On Saturday, June 28, 2014 the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) did a garden maintenance day at the African American Arts and Culture Center. This garden along the edge of the parking lot, was designed and built by the BEETS in July 2011. Since then they have been helping to maintain it, … Continue reading BEETS Clean-Up Good!

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