Category Archives: Volunteers and Interns Spotlight

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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Starbucks and Washington HS joins Rosa Parks Workday!

November 23rd, 2012

On Saturday, September 8th, 2012, Starbucks employees, and teens from Washington High School came out to help CommunityGrows get Rosa Parks Elementary School gardens ready for the fall semester. Lead by crew leader and Starbucks ambassador, Jeremy Siemens, the employees helped prune and glean the garden and get beds ready for planting. Washington High School … Continue reading Starbucks and Washington HS joins Rosa Parks Workday!

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Roasted Pepper Marinara and Homemade Pasta

July 28th, 2012

We cook a lot at CommunityGrows. After all, there are a lot of vegetables in our gardens and the kids love to eat! So one Monday afternoon in July, Kennard Smith, a terrific personal chef, came back to help kids at Hayward Rec Center make roasted pepper tomato marinara and fresh pasta. Kennard currently works … Continue reading Roasted Pepper Marinara and Homemade Pasta

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Summer Volunteers and Teen Interns-2010!

August 15th, 2010

Thanks to incredible volunteers and teen interns, our summer program at CommunityGrows was a smashing success!  We could never have served over 300 youth from thirteen organizations without you!  Thanks to Adrian Gaino, Ariel Miller, Stephanie Geballe, Beth Sachnoff, Veronica Nommensen, Braegen Carroll, and Gloria Lee.  Our summer youth interns, Quincey Martin and Auriana Mixon … Continue reading Summer Volunteers and Teen Interns-2010!

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