Category Archives: Volunteers and Interns Spotlight

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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Yale Day of Service in Koshland Park

May 11th, 2013

Who would have dreamed the day would turn out so beautiful? Blue skies and no wind or oppressive heat! The perfect combination for a workday in Koshland Park and Garden. To make it even better, today, May 11, 2013, was the Yale Day of Service and many Yale volunteers came to help out, along with … Continue reading Yale Day of Service in Koshland Park

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Join Us this Saturday-May 11, 2013—Yale Day of Service in Koshland Park

May 6th, 2013

Join us this Saturday, May 11th for a Koshland Park and Garden Workday from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. We will be joined by a great group of Alumni from Yale University and our volunteers from Starbucks and the neighborhood. There will be weeding, planting, mulching, sweeping, pruning, picking up trash and making the park … Continue reading Join Us this Saturday-May 11, 2013—Yale Day of Service in Koshland Park

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Rosa Parks Workday and Caterpillar

April 30th, 2013

A great turnout for our Rosa Parks Workday on Saturday, April 27, 2013. Over forty volunteers from Starbucks joined many parents and friends of the garden to do spring gardening and cleaning. Another highlight of the day was placing tiles on the growing caterpillar that graces the wall around the Lower Garden. These tiles were … Continue reading Rosa Parks Workday and Caterpillar

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