On Tuesday night, August 1, 2017 the community came out to celebrate National Night Out. It was a night for politicians, police officers and fire crews to come by and meet the community. CommunityGrows maned a table to show vegetables from the garden, pass out information about upcoming programs and opportunities, and offer fruit skewers with watermelon, grapes, peaches and blueberries. These offerings were a big hit with everyone, including Captain John Jaimerena and officer Scott McBride from Northern Police Station. Fireman M. Maloney, from Station 6 also came with his crew.
On Tuesday, August 2, 2016 CommunityGrows joined many Western Addition groups to table for the community about their BEETS Program. Kelly ErnstFriedman, our Director of Programs, and Ivan Gladamez, one of our summer BEETS were on hand to answer questions and pass out fall application for the BEETS Program. We got to meet the new Captain of the Northern Police Station Captain John Jaimerena, as well as Mayor Ed Lee. Lots of residents came out in the Buchanan Mall near Ella Hill Hutch to check out the different resources, and have some food. It was great to come together as a community and see long time friends, and meet new ones. Our Advisory Board President Shakirah Simley joined the revelers at the Bi-Rite table, dispensing organic peaches to all. Delicious! For more photos check out our Flickr Photostream here.
On Tuesday, August 4, 2015 the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) worked a table at National Night Out at Ella Hill Hutch on the Buchanan Mall. It was a sunny afternoon that brought out lots of neighbors, community organizations and City departments to celebrate the commitment we all have to improving our community. The event is meant to increase awareness about police programs in communities, such as drug prevention, town watch, neighborhood watch, and other anti-crime efforts.
Our BEETS displayed their water conservation boards and activities—engaging participates to learn more about these topics. Participants were then awarded with watermelons slices and other fun items to show their support of the environment. District 5 Supervisor, London Breed and Mayor Ed Yee came by to applaud the teens for their great work in the community. For more photos check out our Flickr Photostream here.
How much do we love our neighborhood in the Western Addition of San Francisco? Quite a lot by the show of friends and partners who came out on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 for National Night Out celebration. It was great to see everybody having fun, dancing, playing games, eating great food, and learning more about resources in the community. It was also great to see so many City officials including the Mayor himself, Ed Lee. Other dignitaries included our District 5 Supervisor London Breed, Greg Suhr, Chief of Police, Ann Mannix, Head of the San Francisco Police Tactical Unit, and District Attorney George Gascón and his family. The BEETS had a table with a game to guess the herbs and win some watermelon. Fire trucks were there to climb on and into and oh yes, did I say Zumba dancing?
For many more photos, click on our CommunityGrows Flickr Photostream here.