Category Archives: Volunteers

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.

Tags: , , , AAACC, BEETS, Buchanan Mall, Koshland Garden, Koshland Park, Lick-Wilmerding HS, MLK Day, Volunteers and Interns Spotlight, Workdays

11-16-16-joey-the-cat_img_8535 Joey the Cat Fundraiser

November 20th, 2016

On Wednesday, November 16, 2016 CommunityGrows Advisory Board hosted an evening of fun and games at Joey-the-Cat in the Mission District of San Francisco. Thanks to our sponsors Avila and Associates and Kaiser-Permanente, we enjoyed a great night of skeeball, pinball, hoops, ping-pong, air-ball, and Wack-a-Mole and raised money to support CommunityGrows. We munched on … Continue reading Joey the Cat Fundraiser

Tags: , , , , Advisory Board, Avila & Associates, CommunityGrows Organization, Fundraiser, Kaiser-Permanente

11-5-16-kp-avila-fuf_img_8416 Workday with Avila & Associates and FUF

November 9th, 2016

On Saturday November 5, 2016 CommunityGrows held a workday in Koshland Garden to celebrate our partnership with Avila & Associates, and Friends of the Urban Forest (FUF). Avila and Associates provides provides civil engineering, environmental services, and water resources engineering services to public agencies at the federal, state and local level; private property owners; civil … Continue reading Workday with Avila & Associates and FUF

Tags: , , , , , , Avila & Associates, BEETS, Friends of the Urban Forest, Koshland Garden, Koshland Park, Koshland Park, Volunteers, Workdays

bain-workday_aaacc Bain & Co Volunteers

October 17th, 2016

A group of great volunteers from the San Francisco office of Bain & Company spent Friday, September 16, 21016 working with CommunityGrows. We met at the African American Arts and Culture Complex (AAACC) garden, where CommunityGrows’ headquarters is located. To start the day, Kelly ErnstFriedman, CG Deputy Director, Melissa Tang, BEETS Program Manager, and BEETS … Continue reading Bain & Co Volunteers

Tags: , , , Advisory Board, Bain & Co., BEETS, Buchanan Mall, Koshland Garden, Koshland Park, Volunteers, Workdays

9-30-16-gateway-kp_img_7774 Gateway High Service Day in Koshland Garden

October 10th, 2016

On Friday, September 30th, Gateway High School joined CommunityGrows staff Melissa Tang and BEETS intern Ivan Gladamez in Koshland Garden for a volunteer Day of Service. These 15 youth and their Humanities Teacher, Amanda LaBerge, did a lot of weeding, mulching, composting and getting the garden ready for the fall. Great job everyone and thank … Continue reading Gateway High Service Day in Koshland Garden

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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!

Tags: , , Rosa Parks Elementary School, Rosa Parks Elementary School, University High School, Workdays

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

Tags: BEETS, Gardens, Morgan Stanley, Oasis for Girls, Rosa Parks Elementary School, Rosa Parks Elementary School, Workdays

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

Tags: , , , Advisory Board, Gardens, Greenhouse, Rosa Parks Elementary School, Rosa Parks Elementary School, Schools, University High School, Volunteers and Interns Spotlight, Workdays

IMG_6012 Rain and Three Sisters at Cobb Elementary

April 11th, 2016

On Saturday, April 9, 2016 the rain was coming down, but that did not deter our CommunityGrows staff Jay Jordan, who was on a mission to get volunteers involved in the garden at Cobb Elementary School. Most of the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) showed up and they were joined by ten … Continue reading Rain and Three Sisters at Cobb Elementary

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IMG_5527 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

January 19th, 2016

On Monday, January 18, 2016 over 90 volunteers came out to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. This event was sponsored by the African American Arts and Culture Center (AAACC) and CommunityGrows. Volunteers began arriving at 8:30 AM on a morning reprieved from the wonderful rain we’ve been having in the Bay Area. … Continue reading Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Tags: , , , AAACC, African American Arts & Culture Complex, CommunityGrows Organization, Koshland Garden, Lick-Wilmerding HS, MLK Day, Rosa Parks Elementary School, Rosa Parks Elementary School, University High School, Volunteers, Workdays