In October 2016 and in 2017, groups of 40 YLGers came together to help the Ella Hill Hutch Community Center update their backyard and recreation areas with picnic benches, landscaping, and painting! Named after the first African American woman elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, the Ella Hill Hutch Community Center stands a testament to her legacy and commitment to community. Over the years, the center has served as a space for job training, youth enrichment and recreational activities.
In September 2013, over 50 YLG volunteers gave the Edgewood Center for Children and Families a fresh coat of paint and a newly designed and landscaped courtyard. As the oldest children’s charity in the western U.S., Edgewood has been helping children and families take back their future by working with them to overcome severe challenges like abuse, neglect, mental illness and crisis.
In September 2012, the Young Leaders Group joined forces with Habitat for Humanity for a day of fun and giving back to our community. We helped to construct a building that will eventually house 36 affordable condominium units! Our main efforts were focused on completing the exterior envelope, which included drywall, paint and finishes, fire and accoustical insulation, and ultimately making home ownership a reality for 36 working families.
In April 2012, we rolled up our sleeves with Rebuilding Together San Francisco at Glenridge Cooperative Nursery School in Glen Park Canyon to give the nursery school a fresh coat of paint and a whole new look.
In April 2011, we built a community garden in partnership with the Recreation and Parks Department for the Minnie and Lovie Ward Recreation Center located in Oceanview Community in San Francisco. Special thanks to our generous sponsors: UBS, Derry Casey Construction, and Zipcar .
Our next volunteer project, for 2018, is still in the planning phases. For general questions, please contact Volunteer Day subcommittee co-chair Jason Bernstein. Be sure to check back soon for an update!