Category Archives: Events

8.6.16-EHH-HealthFaire_IMG_7294 Ella Hill Health Faire

August 6th, 2016

On Saturday, August 6, 2016, CommunityGrows staff Jay Jordan and BEET Ivan Galdamez manned a table for the Ella Hill Hutch Health Faire and Backpack Giveaway. Hundreds of families lined up to come into the gymnasium and learn about resources for health. After visiting numerous tables and receiving stickers, they were eligible to receive new … Continue reading Ella Hill Health Faire

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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_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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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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SportsBasement Logo Get 10% off sporting goods and support our youth!

September 6th, 2015

Join us at Sports Basement (1590 Bryant Street) for a fundraiser for CommunityGrows on Thursday, September 24th! Do you need some new camping gear? Are your running shoes worn out? Come by, say hello, and load up on active wear and outdoor gear, all at a discount! The discount and donations run all day, but … Continue reading Get 10% off sporting goods and support our youth!

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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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8.8.15-EHH-HealthFaire_IMG_3041 Health Faire at Ella Hill Hutch

August 11th, 2015

CommunityGrows joined over fifty partners on Saturday, August 8, 2015 to promote health in the Western Addition community. It was a day when families and youth could learn about services available to them—from CPR demonstrations, blood pressure checks, dental assessments, support programs for school placement, counseling, and other important information about transportation, community events and … Continue reading Health Faire at Ella Hill Hutch

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7.14.15-BEETS-Water BBQ_IMG_2479 Water Conservation Day in Koshland Park

July 19th, 2015

On Tuesday, July 14, 201, thanks to a grant from the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) hosted the Western Addition Beacon youth for an afternoon of Water Conservation Fun! Over 100 youth were given a water conservation name badges that stickers were added to as they … Continue reading Water Conservation Day in Koshland Park

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5.29.15-BBQ-KP_IMG_1276 Great BBQ with Bibimbap!

June 1st, 2015

Yes, it was cold (50 degrees!), and overcast, yet who can keep us away from a BBQ? On Friday afternoon May 29, 2015, CommunityGrows held its summer kick-off BBQ in Koshland Garden to celebrate the end of the school year and all our great partnerships. We were honored to have the Bibimbap Backbackers here, a … Continue reading Great BBQ with Bibimbap!

Tags: BBQ, CommunityGrows Organization, Events, Koshland Garden, Koshland Park, Partners, Uncategorized

4kids Big Weekend Coming Up at Rosa Parks!

May 11th, 2015

On Friday, May 15, 2015 there will be a student talent show and fundraiser for the Garden Program, highlighting the amazing Rosa Parks students. It will also feature our CommunityGrows Assistant Garden Educator, Ezekiel McCarter and his bank Con Brio.. If you’d like to donate to the Rosa Parks  program or purchase advance tickets, please click … Continue reading Big Weekend Coming Up at Rosa Parks!

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