Community Engagement Opportunities (from Andrew)

I. Saturday, September 19th

10am – 1pm

Community Grows @ Rosa Parks Elementary School

Contact Person: Kelly Ernst-Friedman (kelly@communitygrows.org)

We’ll be unloading supplies for the foundation of our new greenhouse, painting, mulching, and other tasks to make the school SHINE! All skills and help are appreciated!  Tools will be provided.

II. Sunday, September 20, 2015

1:30pm – 3:30pm

KEEN (Kids Enjoy Exercise Now) @ UHS Gymnasium

Contact Person: Julia Martell (julia.martell@sfuhs.org)

KEEN San Francisco is part of a national, nonprofit  organization that provides one-to-one volunteer-led recreational opportunities for children and young adults with developmental delays as well as physical disabilities at no cost to their families and caregivers. KEEN’s mission is to foster the self-esteem, confidence, skills and talents of its athletes through non-competitive activities, allowing young people facing even the most significant challenges to meet their individual needs.

III. Saturday, September 27, 2015

9am – 1pm

“Out of the Darkness Community Walk” w/ American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

@ Mission Creek Park (San Francisco)

Contact Person: Ryan Ayers (sfbayarea@afsp.org)

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow AFSP to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. As the leader in the fight against suicide, and thanks to walkers like you from cities across the country, AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025. The 12th annual San Francisco Out of the Darkness Community Walk will take place on 9/27/15 in downtown San Francisco and the Greater SF Bay Area Chapter is exited to host another great event with your help!

To sign up for any of these activities, please email the contact person listed before the day of the event (cc me on the email). Please do not reply to this email with questions about Community Engagement requirements—all of that information will be provided to you at the appropriate time this year. For now, all you need to ask yourself is, do I want to do one of these activities or not. I hope that some of you do!

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