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GivingTuesday Stacked With Date #GivingTuesday 2019

October 30th, 2019

Goal $1,500Raised $0 Donate What Is #GivingTuesday?  #GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in countries around the world. Millions of people have come together to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live. #GivingTuesday isn’t just about fundraising, … Continue reading #GivingTuesday 2019

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IMG_2612 (1) Robert Pitts Workday!

October 21st, 2019

The Robert Pitts Apartments is a very friendly and welcoming community. The residents are very involved and want to continue improving their spaces and create more community activities for  their future (and current!) families, children, and residents. We were honored to be invited to help the community transform their garden beds, together. On Friday, October … Continue reading Robert Pitts Workday!

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48746224941_7dba2c67af_o Willie Mays Planting Day!

September 24th, 2019

The Willie Mays Boys & Girls Club is located in the Hunters Point neighborhood of San Francisco. This Boys & Girls Club is named after Willie Howard Mays Jr., a former MLB player for the San Francisco Giants. The garden at this location provides food for its community members, which is comprised of the students … Continue reading Willie Mays Planting Day!

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48416720471_59011a1ae6_o Westside Court Workday!

August 19th, 2019

Westside Court Apartments is a very engaging community with committed residents who are activating the outdoor shared spaces.  “Westside courts is a pleasure to have in the neighborhood. I play basketball there a couple times a week (super convenient), and people are always friendly. It's nice to come home to a neighborhood with something actually … Continue reading Westside Court Workday!

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image1 (5) Our own Trailblazers!

August 13th, 2019

Throughout the years women have worked in many different fields – and while they have historically been denied or struggled to gain access in certain sectors – it’s amazing to see how far women have come. At CommunityGrows, we are blessed to have two such amazing women – Barbara Wenger and Kelly ErnstFriedman. Wenger founded … Continue reading Our own Trailblazers!

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We’re hiring BEETs!

August 1st, 2019

Are you a 14-25 years old and want to learn more about the environment, healthy eating,  AND gain valuable job skills? We're hiring for our 2019-20 BEETs crew! This year you'll learn about environmental and food justice, meet teens from all over the Bay Area, and learn to lead workshops on health and wellness to … Continue reading We’re hiring BEETs!

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BEETS Graduation photo1 Congratulations, BEETS class of 2018-19!

May 17th, 2019

Congratulations! Jalyn McFarland-Kelley Tiana Hubbard Daniel Juarez Ahlaya Martin Hannah Lin On Wednesday, May 15  our BEETS cohort culminated their 6-month internship with CommunityGrows with a graduation celebration! These teens were such an amazing team: they successfully planned and ran run three community-events in the Western Addition: Wreath and Card Making in partnership with Hayes Valley Art … Continue reading Congratulations, BEETS class of 2018-19!

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IMG_3576 (1) This summer we’re partnering with Opportunities for All!

April 30th, 2019

We're excited to announce that this summer our BEETS Program will be participating in Mayor Breed's Opportunities for All initiative! We're partnering with Magic Zone to offer teens up to 80 hours  of job skills and training focused on gardening, environmentalism and healthy cooking this summer.  Through the exciting partnership we'll be able to increase our stipend rate to $15 an hour! … Continue reading This summer we’re partnering with Opportunities for All!

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IMG_5664 (1) Celebrating Earth Day!

April 25th, 2019

On April 22nd, the BEETS hosted an Earth Day Celebration on the Buchanan Mall. The event featured healthy yogurt parfait snacks, a scavenger hunt, an "Around the Earth" free throw contest, writing letters to the Earth and seed planting! Children and youth from neighboring programs like Booker T. Washington and Ella Hill came to learn and … Continue reading Celebrating Earth Day!

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Pruning and clearing some space for new raised planter boxes! National Rebuilding Day 2019: Showing Our Love at Koshland

March 29th, 2019

Second site visit for Rebuilding Together SF project. Rebuilding Together SF, SheBuilds. This April, Rebuilding Together San Francisco (RTSF) is working with CommunityGrows to build new garden plots, create a garden classroom, and revitalize the space at Koshland Community Park and Learning Garden. Since 1989, Rebuilding Together SF has “provide[d] home repair and renovation programs … Continue reading National Rebuilding Day 2019: Showing Our Love at Koshland

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