Category Archives: Schools

11-19-16-jmes-thanksgiving_img_8909 Thanksgiving at John Muir Elementary

November 20th, 2016

On a rainy Saturday, November 19th, 2016 many organizations in the Western Addition came together to offer Thanksgiving to residents and families. The lunch included a program with youth from Handful Players, the Western Addition Beacon, Booker T. Washington Community Center, Hayward Reconnect, and the Buchanan YMCA, as well as the SGI Chorus. Safeway, Bi-Rite … Continue reading Thanksgiving at John Muir Elementary

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10-29-16-puc-rp_cac_img_8163 PUC Tours Rosa Parks Watershed Project

November 8th, 2016

On a beautiful rainy Saturday, October 29, 2016, the Citizen Advisory Committee of the Public Utilities Commission lead a green infrastructure walking tour to see water catchment sites in the Western Addition neighborhood. Their first stop was Rosa Parks Elementary School, where Kat Sawyer from Touch-the-Sky and Barbara Wenger, CommunityGrows Executive Director greeted them. Kat … Continue reading PUC Tours Rosa Parks Watershed Project

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10-20-16-jmes-saladday_img_7893 John Muir Loves Salads!

October 23rd, 2016

Another great Salad Day at John Muir School, thanks to Kaiser-Permanente and Gus’ Market on Harrison Street. We were honored to get organic greens, fuji apples, carrots, cucumbers and peppers. What a treat! Here are some photos from the day. Enjoy! For more photos see our Flickr Photostream here.

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img_20160915_114649382_top Salad Days at John Muir

October 10th, 2016

Thanks to a grant from Kaiser-Permanente Community Benefit Program, CommunityGrows is able to continue offering Salad Days at John Muir School. With a great donation of organic greens, carrots and cucumbers from Veritable Vegetable. Salad is prepped in the Parents’ Room of the school and taken to the cafeteria at lunch time. We make three … Continue reading Salad Days at John Muir

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9-10-16-rp-wkday-chickens_img_7510 The Chickens Have Arrived!

September 11th, 2016

Saturday, September 10, 2016 was an exciting day at Rosa Parks Elementary. As usual, this workday was a blowout fantastic event with so many families and friends. It was also the exciting arrival of five new chickens for the coop in the upper garden! Scroll down to read more…The Green Team and other parents from … Continue reading The Chickens Have Arrived!

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7.29.16-RP-Wkday-With-NW-JH_IMG_7156 BEETS Host World Youth at Rosa Parks

August 29th, 2016

On July 29, 2016 The Civic Leadership Institute (CLI) youth made their second year visit to CommunityGrows as part of their summer site at UC Berkeley. The Civic Leadership Institute (CLI) is a three-week summer service-learning program for outstanding high school students throughout the world who are completing grades 9 through 12. The program combines … Continue reading BEETS Host World Youth at Rosa Parks

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6.28.16-RP-OasisGirls-MorganStanley_IMG_6784 Oasis for Girls and Morgan Stanley Join BEETS

July 5th, 2016

On Tuesday, June 28, 2016, eleven Oasis for Girls interns invited Morgan Stanley volunteers to a workday at Rosa Parks Elementary School with our CommunityGrows BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens). Jessica Van Tuyl, Executive Director of Oasis for Girls, and Mallika Roy, ENVISION Coordinator brought the girls and divided them into groups … Continue reading Oasis for Girls and Morgan Stanley Join BEETS

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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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5.13.16-KP-BBQ_IMG_6728 End of School BBQ

May 15th, 2016

On Friday afternoon May 13, 2016 from 4-6 PM students and CommunityGrows partners came out for a great BBQ in Koshland Garden. Teachers from John Muir Elementary School joined parents from Rosa Parks Elementary School, along with Magic Zone and Western Addition Beacon kids for hot dogs, salads, chips, watermelon and cookies to celebrate the … Continue reading End of School BBQ

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4.29.16-JMES-SaladDay_IMG_6684 Salad Day at John Muir Elementary School

May 1st, 2016

Friday, April 29, 2016 was Salad Day at John Muir Elementary School. Thanks to a grant from Kaiser-Permanente, CommunityGrows is able to provide delicious salad for all the students at John Muir. The students and teachers love to partake and come back for seconds. We were very fortunate to have a huge donation from Gus’s … Continue reading Salad Day at John Muir Elementary School

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