Category Archives: African American Arts & Culture Complex

Celebrating 23 Years of CG!

October 19th, 2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 was an amazing night to celebrate 23 years of CommunityGrows and Barbara Wenger’s upcoming retirement as founder and Executive Director. The African American Arts and Culture Complex (AAACC) was abuzz with activity from early morning, setting up the Hall of Culture and firming up last minute details. Barbara Fujimoto, former Advisory Board … Continue reading Celebrating 23 Years of CG!

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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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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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Community Open Market Kick-Off Buchanan Greenway

August 5th, 2013

On Saturday, July 27, 2013 the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) helped out at the first ever Community Open Market in the Buchanan Mall Greenway San Francisco. This mall, as opposed to the Buchanan Mall in Japantown, is a stretch of land between Grove and Turk Street blocked off from traffic, which … Continue reading Community Open Market Kick-Off Buchanan Greenway

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African American Arts & Culture Complex Winter Carnival

December 23rd, 2012

On Saturday December 15th the African American Arts & Culture Complex (AAACC) had a most amazing carnival. Thanks to London Breed, the Complex’s outgoing Executive Director and District 5’s new Supervisor at City Hall (congratulations London!), the AAACC’s parking lot became every kids’ outdoor holiday party. CommunityGrows has their administrative office at the AAACC and … Continue reading African American Arts & Culture Complex Winter Carnival

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