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48416720471_59011a1ae6_o Westside Court Workday!

August 19th, 2019

Westside Court Apartments is a very engaging community with committed residents who are activating the outdoor shared spaces.  “Westside courts is a pleasure to have in the neighborhood. I play basketball there a couple times a week (super convenient), and people are always friendly. It's nice to come home to a neighborhood with something actually … Continue reading Westside Court Workday!

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image1 (5) Our own Trailblazers!

August 13th, 2019

Throughout the years women have worked in many different fields – and while they have historically been denied or struggled to gain access in certain sectors – it’s amazing to see how far women have come. At CommunityGrows, we are blessed to have two such amazing women – Barbara Wenger and Kelly ErnstFriedman. Wenger founded … Continue reading Our own Trailblazers!

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We’re hiring BEETs!

August 1st, 2019

Are you a 14-25 years old and want to learn more about the environment, healthy eating,  AND gain valuable job skills? We're hiring for our 2019-20 BEETs crew! This year you'll learn about environmental and food justice, meet teens from all over the Bay Area, and learn to lead workshops on health and wellness to … Continue reading We’re hiring BEETs!

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BEETS Graduation photo1 Congratulations, BEETS class of 2018-19!

May 17th, 2019

Congratulations! Jalyn McFarland-Kelley Tiana Hubbard Daniel Juarez Ahlaya Martin Hannah Lin On Wednesday, May 15  our BEETS cohort culminated their 6-month internship with CommunityGrows with a graduation celebration! These teens were such an amazing team: they successfully planned and ran run three community-events in the Western Addition: Wreath and Card Making in partnership with Hayes Valley Art … Continue reading Congratulations, BEETS class of 2018-19!

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IMG_3576 (1) This summer we’re partnering with Opportunities for All!

April 30th, 2019

We're excited to announce that this summer our BEETS Program will be participating in Mayor Breed's Opportunities for All initiative! We're partnering with Magic Zone to offer teens up to 80 hours  of job skills and training focused on gardening, environmentalism and healthy cooking this summer.  Through the exciting partnership we'll be able to increase our stipend rate to $15 an hour! … Continue reading This summer we’re partnering with Opportunities for All!

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IMG_5664 (1) Celebrating Earth Day!

April 25th, 2019

On April 22nd, the BEETS hosted an Earth Day Celebration on the Buchanan Mall. The event featured healthy yogurt parfait snacks, a scavenger hunt, an "Around the Earth" free throw contest, writing letters to the Earth and seed planting! Children and youth from neighboring programs like Booker T. Washington and Ella Hill came to learn and … Continue reading Celebrating Earth Day!

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Pruning and clearing some space for new raised planter boxes! National Rebuilding Day 2019: Showing Our Love at Koshland

March 29th, 2019

Second site visit for Rebuilding Together SF project. Rebuilding Together SF, SheBuilds. This April, Rebuilding Together San Francisco (RTSF) is working with CommunityGrows to build new garden plots, create a garden classroom, and revitalize the space at Koshland Community Park and Learning Garden. Since 1989, Rebuilding Together SF has “provide[d] home repair and renovation programs … Continue reading National Rebuilding Day 2019: Showing Our Love at Koshland

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IMG-0722 MLK Day of Service 2019

February 1st, 2019

This MLK Day, CommunityGrows joined the African-American Arts and Culture Complex (AAACC) to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the 2019 Day of Service. The event began at the AAACC with opening remarks from co-Executive Directors Melonie and Melorra Green, speakers Mayor Breed and District 5 Supervisor Vallie Brown, a spoken word performance by … Continue reading MLK Day of Service 2019

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new-year-2019-15456246610nH (1) 2018 Highlights! (and what we’re looking forward to in 2019)

January 11th, 2019

"Today in the garden it was bright and sunny and so I was happy" - 4th grade student during garden reflection at the end of class.  We are so grateful to our wonderful partners, dedicated staff, curious students, enthusiastic parents, advocates in the Green Team, generous supporters, and all of our committed volunteers! We couldn't … Continue reading 2018 Highlights! (and what we’re looking forward to in 2019)

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45951508385_e05039b9f6_o Hello BEETS, Mobile Meditation Pavilions, and 2019!

December 26th, 2018

BEETS at the Wreath and Card Making Event 12.16.18 In Case You Missed It...  The BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated & Employable Teens) is an opportunity for teens to earn a stipend as they learn about environmental stewardship, experience nature, discover issues of food equity and environmental justice, and increase their personal well-being and that … Continue reading Hello BEETS, Mobile Meditation Pavilions, and 2019!

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