Category Archives: CommunityGrows Organization

8.11.16-LHS-Faire_IMG_7312 Tabling for SFUSD Science Teachers

August 29th, 2016

On Thursday, August 11th CommunityGrows staff tabled for a lunch-time resource fair at Lincoln High School for San Francisco Unified School District SFUSD science teachers as part of a professional development day. It was a chance for middle and high school science teachers to learn about other resources available to them, and field trips for … Continue reading Tabling for SFUSD Science Teachers

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image1 CG establishes Work-Site Wellness Policy!

August 4th, 2016

Cultivating health is important not just for the kids and families we serve, but it’s vital for our staff as well. Thanks to support from Kaiser Permanente, CommunityGrows had the wonderful opportunity to work with Tuline Baykal from Bay Area Nutrition and Physical Activity Collaborative (BANPAC) to create our first official Community Grows Work-Site Wellness Policy! … Continue reading CG establishes Work-Site Wellness Policy!

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IMG_1951 Stanford University Honors CommunityGrows!

June 12th, 2016

On Tuesday, June 7, 2016 CommunityGrows staff Barbara Wenger, Melissa Tang and Cha’Shay Woldridge joined Advisory Board members Leah Cerri and Abby Miller at Stanford University to receive a $20,000.00 grant through the University’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society. The university offers a class “Theories of Civil Society, Philanthropy, and the Nonprofit Sector” taught … Continue reading Stanford University Honors CommunityGrows!

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IMG_5824 CommunityGrows Joins Board Match

March 9th, 2016

On Wednesday evening, March 3, 2016 the Union Square Hilton was buzzing with potential Board candidates who can to talk with over 100 non-profits. This event was sponsored by the Volunteer Center. CommunityGrows Advisory Board members Jaromy Schmidt, Leah Cerri and Meredith Pavia, along with Development consultant Cheryl Clarke helped to anchor the table, and … Continue reading CommunityGrows Joins Board Match

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NatureNet-Logo-FNL-LeafOnly Environmental Literacy Reports: LEAP, ChangeScale and the Environmental Literacy Blueprint.

February 7th, 2016

From 2013-2015, CommunityGrows participated with 17 Bay Area youth leadership and environmental stewardship organizations, all grantees with the S.D. Bechel Jr. Fund, under the consultation of LFA (Learning for Action) and the LEAPS (Leadership and Evaluation to Advance Programs Success) for Environmental Literacy Initiative. As a result of this work three cluster studies were generated … Continue reading Environmental Literacy Reports: LEAP, ChangeScale and the Environmental Literacy Blueprint.

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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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12.6.14-WreathCard_IMG_9588 Join us for the Holidays!

November 29th, 2015

This is a wonderful holiday tradition with CommunityGrows and all our partners. Please stop by the Hayes Valley South Community Room, at 403 Rose Street (near Buchanan Street) from 1-4 PM on Saturday, December 12th to enjoy refreshments and create a wreath and some cards for the holidays. Boughs of evergreens, frames, and trinkets will … Continue reading Join us for the Holidays!

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IMG_5148 Harvest Celebration

November 11th, 2015

CommunityGrows Advisory Board and Staff culminated many months of hard work and planning into a wonderful Harvest Festival at Stern Grove Trocadero Clubhouse on Thursday evening, November 5, 2015. Located in a redwood grove with trails, meadows, ponds, and eucalyptus trees all around, the Clubhouse was a beautiful setting. It gave a rustic feeling to … Continue reading Harvest Celebration

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8.27.15-SFW_IMG_3117 Staff Presents at ChangeScale

September 7th, 2015

CommunityGrows staff Kelly ErnstFriedman, Melissa Tang and Cha’Shay Woldridge presented with Julia Hatton from Rising Sun Energy Center spoke at the ChangeScale August 2015 Convening: Creating a Culture of Equity and Inclusion. They reported on their work with other Bay Area organizations that made up a LEAPS (Leadership and Evaluation to Advance Program Success) cohort, … Continue reading Staff Presents at ChangeScale

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7.8.15-BTW-NewLib_IMG_2212 Vote for CommunityGrows Video!

August 26th, 2015

CommunityGrows entered their video in a Retale Community Garden Video Contest sponsored by Echo-Reducing Hunger, Improving Lives Worldwide. Please go on-line and vote for us here. We would receive $2500 towards our garden program! The contest picked ten gardens throughout the USA to choose from, and we think ours is pretty good! You can vote … Continue reading Vote for CommunityGrows Video!

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