Category Archives: Hayward Recreation Center

#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

7.15.16-Hayward-Carnival_IMG_6844 BEETS work the Hayward Rec Carnival

July 17th, 2016

On Friday, July 15, 2016 CommunityGrows BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) joined other neighborhood partners to celebrate the Hayward Rec Connect Carnival, sponsored by the Buchanan YMCA. Kids got to enjoy being outdoors, dancing, hanging out with friends and also learn about water conservation. They played a game answering questions about why … Continue reading BEETS work the Hayward Rec Carnival

Tags: , , BEETS, Hawyard Rec Connect, Hayward Recreation Center, Water Conservation Day

7.7.16-GGF-HRec_135053_1468004727432 Trips to Green Gulch Farm

July 16th, 2016

On June 23rd and July 7th CommunityGrows took their summer partners and youth to Green Gulch Farm. On June 23rd the Village Project and the Buchanan YMCA and on July 7th Hayward Rec Connect and Booker T. Washington youth got to go to Green Gulch thanks to CommunityGrows. Some of the highlights were eating Sorrel … Continue reading Trips to Green Gulch Farm

Tags: , , Booker T. Washington Community Center, Buchanan YMCA, Field Trip, Green Gulch Farm, Hawyard Rec Connect, Hayward Recreation Center, Summer Science, The Village Project

4.14.16-PlazaEastCooking_IMG_6277 Crispy Quinoa Patties at Plaza East

April 17th, 2016

On Thursday evening, April 14, 2016 residents and youth of Plaza East cooking class made delicious Crispy Quinoa Patties. Crystal Jones, our CommunityGrows Seed-to-Mouth Cooking Coordinator, led the youth in preparing the ingredients and putting the patties together.Another delicious dinner enjoyed by all.Here is the recipe! Crispy Quinoa Patties Ingredients: 2 cups cooked quinoa (can … Continue reading Crispy Quinoa Patties at Plaza East

Tags: , , Buchanan YMCA, Cooking Class, Hayward Recreation Center

IMG_0272 Cooking at Hayward Rec Connect in February

March 9th, 2016

This past February CommunityGrows staff and the afternoon Buchanan YMCA youth were cooking up a storm at Hayward Rec Connect thanks to a grant from Aetna and Kaiser-Permanente Foundations. In one class we made veggie burritos and fruit and yogurt parfait. During this afternoon, we were joined by Talia Matau, one of our BEETS interns … Continue reading Cooking at Hayward Rec Connect in February

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7.10.15-BEETS-HaywardCarnival_IMG_2259 Hayward Rec Carnival with the BEETS

July 19th, 2015

On Friday July 10, 2015 the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) took their water conservation summer theme to the Hayward Rec Carnival in San Francisco. Thanks to a grant from the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, the BEET have been studying water conservation, especially in the Bay Area where there is a … Continue reading Hayward Rec Carnival with the BEETS

Tags: , BEETS, Hawyard Rec Connect, Hayward Recreation Center, Summer Science

2.23.15-CarrotMuffins_IMG_0049 Carrot Muffins in the Afternoon

March 2nd, 2015

On February 23, 2015 our after-school program at Hayward Rec Center made carrot muffins. As usual, we began our class with reading the rules and washing our hands. We went through the ingredients and everyone got a chance to find out where they came from: vanilla from a flower, cinnamon from a bark, ginger from … Continue reading Carrot Muffins in the Afternoon

Tags: , , After-School Program, Cooking Class, Hawyard Rec Connect, Hayward Recreation Center

10.20.14-Cooking-CornChowder_IMG_8782 Corn Chowder— Delicious!

October 29th, 2014

On Monday, October 20, 2014, the CommunityGrows after-school Seed to Mouth Cooking Program at Hayward Rec Center in San Francisco, made delicious Corn Chowder! The youth very industriously got down to chopping a variety of vegetables including celery, leeks, carrots, potatoes and shaving corn off the cob. Assisting CommunityGrows staff Adrian Almquist and Adrian Gaino, … Continue reading Corn Chowder— Delicious!

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10.6.14-Cooking-PumpkinMuffins_IMG_8634 Pumpkin Muffins!

October 13th, 2014

On Monday, October 6, 2014 the Hayward Rec Center on Laguna Street in San Francisco made delicious Pumpkin Muffins! As part of our CommunityGrows Seed-to-Mouth Program on Monday afternoons, the youth spent the time reading the recipe, figuring out the measurements and putting them together for a delicious treat! Here is the recipe: Pumpkin Muffins … Continue reading Pumpkin Muffins!

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Teaching Water Conservation at Hayward Carnival

July 19th, 2014

On Friday, June 11th the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) used their summer water conservation training to pay it forward to the youth in the Western Addition. The summer cohort of BEETS is focusing on water conservation thanks to a grant from the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (PUC). The BEETS had … Continue reading Teaching Water Conservation at Hayward Carnival

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