Category Archives: Volunteers and Interns Spotlight

NF10 Three Cheers for the Green Team!

May 30th, 2018

As the school year comes to a close, we want to share our gratitude and highlight the Rosa Parks Green Team. This group of parents are incredible advocates for CommunityGrows’ programs at Rosa Parks Elementary School. We cannot thank them enough for all of their support and dedication!

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Buchanan Mall Workday – 6.9.2017 CG Volunteers: Always in Bloom

April 18th, 2018

In honor of Volunteer Appreciation Week, we want to give a shout-out and a thank you to all of the neighbors, partners, businesses, and friends who have supported CommunityGrows this past year.

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BEETS Giants BEETS Grow in Our Neighborhood

February 26th, 2018

Spring is in the air and our gardens are flourishing! But the sun isn’t the only reason the gardens are looking so fresh — the BEETS have been out in the gardens planting, watering, weeding, and cleaning to make our spaces healthy and inviting. Volunteer Alana shares about her experience working with the BEETS program this session.

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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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MattMcWitz-521-SFW Volunteer Spotlight: Matt McWitz

May 3rd, 2016

Matt started volunteering with our in-school Rosa Parks classes in the fall of 2015. Here’s what he has to say about his experience: “CommunityGrows is teaching the kids a great many things, but I think perhaps one of the most important lessons is that we must respect and love the earth. The kids learn to pay … Continue reading Volunteer Spotlight: Matt McWitz

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5.7.16-KPWkday Workday at Koshland Park-Saturday, May 7th, 2016

May 1st, 2016

Please join us on Saturday, May 7th from 10-1 PM for a workday in Koshland Park. 5.7.16-Koshland Park Workday by blwenger

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4.23.16-RP-Wkday_IMG_6548 Earth Day at Rosa Parks Elementary School Gardens

May 1st, 2016

On Saturday, April 23, 2017 CommunityGrows joined the families of Rosa Parks Elementary School, the student volunteers from University High School, and our BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) and Advisory Board members and candidates, for a very successful workday.. Jay Jordan and Cha’Shay Woldridge, CommunityGrows staff, led the group in a number … Continue reading Earth Day at Rosa Parks Elementary School Gardens

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Recruiting Teens 15-19 for Fall BEETS Program

August 10th, 2014

CommunityGrows is recruiting twelve youth ages 15-19 years old to join our Fall BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) Program, starting September 18th and running through December 11, 2014. These youth gain experience developing job skills, learning garden maintenance and attending field trips throughout the Bay Area. Each intern earns approximately $800, depending … Continue reading Recruiting Teens 15-19 for Fall BEETS Program

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Volunteer with the BEETS this Summer!

June 5th, 2014

CommunityGrows is recruiting a volunteer to assist with the BEETS Program (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens). The summer session runs from June 10-August 7, 2014. Please see the application below and sign up on our volunteer website if you are interested. Beets Program Volunteer Description Summer 2014 by Barbara Wenger

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Great MLK Day in Koshland Garden

January 23rd, 2014

On Monday, January 20, 2014 we had a great turnout of folks to work in Koshland Garden for Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service. A group of twenty high school students came from International High School (of French American International School) with their Service Learning Coordinator, Elizabeth Cleere. This school, located in the neighborhood, … Continue reading Great MLK Day in Koshland Garden

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