Category Archives: AAACC

1.16.17-MLK DAY-Peter Merts_20170116_078e Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

January 29th, 2017

On Monday January 16, 2017 CommunityGrows joined the African American Arts and Culture Complex (AAACC) to honor Martin Luther King Jr with a presentation and workday in various sites in the Western Addition. Great volunteers joined us from all over the Bay Area, with an especially large contingent from Lick-Wilmerding High School in San Francisco. … Continue reading Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

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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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cropped-9.27.14-BEETS-AAACC_IMG_8497 BEETS Workday at the AAACC

September 27th, 2014

On Saturday, September 27, 2014 the Fall cohort of BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) spent a few hour renovating and revitalizing the African American Arts and Culture Complex garden on the border of their parking lot. A beautiful day to clean up debris and plant many beautiful drought resistant flowers. Such a … Continue reading BEETS Workday at the AAACC

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Cooking Classes in Hayes Valley Apts Begin

June 21st, 2014

Cooking Classes began at Hayes Valley Apartments on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. Under the expert instruction of Adrian Gaino and Ezekiel McCarter, both CommunityGrows staff, the afternoon class put together a delicious coleslaw. Tracye Taylor, staff of the African American Arts and Culture Center brought her summer youth group for the afternoon lesson. An engaged … Continue reading Cooking Classes in Hayes Valley Apts Begin

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Umm Umm Good!

August 5th, 2013

Friday, August 2,2013 CommunityGrows staff Adrian Gaino, assisted by volunteer Akiko Fujii and Jah’Torri Bettis of the African American Arts and Culture Center (AAACC) lead a group of enthusiastic students through the making of one of our favorite recipes: fried rice. So easy and delicious. The BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) helped … Continue reading Umm Umm Good!

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BEETS build new garden at the African American Arts and Culture Complex

August 1st, 2011

On July 21st and July 26th the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) built a garden at the African American Arts and Culture Complex on Fulton Street. Everyone had a sense of accomplishment as the weeds were uprooted, lumber measured and laid out, and soil and compost mixed in. This native garden will … Continue reading BEETS build new garden at the African American Arts and Culture Complex

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