Our January cleanup saw 45 volunteers from many parts of our community pitch in to clean 5 miles of streets!
Our magnificent volunteer crew was honored by a visit from Hayward Unified School District Superintendent Stan Dobbs (far right next to Councilman Mark Salinas). The Superintendent saluted volunteers for their community involvement and stressed the importance of Hayward Schools being a great resources for our neighborhoods!
Special Thanks to:
Mark Salinas and his fabulous Kids Breakfast Club!
Glassbrook Families and Students
Local High School students from Moreau and Tennyson High Puente and Green Club
Nassim Mullen’s great Spiritual Empowerment Youth Program! They have been volunteering each month for years!
David Ringo, who has been cleaning for 5 years!
Extra Special Recognition to Mrs. Rosalva Ruiz and these high school students who did an amazing job cleaning Gading Road and the Harder Underpass all the way to Soto!
Some of the litter and dumping we removed from Huntwood Avenue. We need community members to step up and stop treating our streets like their own personal garbage can! Spread the word!
Next Glassbrook Cleanup:
Saturday February 8, 2014
8:30 am Breakfast Created by Councilman Mark Salinas and The Kids Breakfast Club
9:00 am – 11:00 am Neigbhorhood Cleanup
Meet at the Glassbrook Multipurpose Room; 975 Schafer Road, Hayward, CA!
35 Parents and Students and Volunteers gave a wonderful Holiday gift to the Glassbrook / Huntwood Neighborhood last Saturday. It was a cold crisp morning, but a great group of neighorhood heroes came out with mittens and hats and made things sparkle once again! THANK YOU ALL! Here are our photos!:
Excited Glassbrook Kids Gather Round to see if they win the prize lottery after the cleanup!
This Group did outstanding work on Tyrrell, Mannon and Shepherd! They are from a local Youth Fellowship Team. Thank you!
Here are members of our Outstanding Leadership Team!
This family, with baby in tow, did a great job again on Gading! They have helped us out time and time again! Thank you!
This is the Patrick Ave Crew! Looks Great Thanks to YOU!
These Great Students from Moreau Catholic High School have adopted us!
More Moreau High School students, and a parent, along with Neighbor David Ringo who has been cleaning for 5 Years! Thank you all for Making Huntwood Look Sharp Again!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL! And please join us for the next Glassbrook Cleanup:
SATURDAY JANUARY 11, 2014
8:30 KIDS BREAKFAST CLUB BREAKFAST is back
9:00 am CLEANUP!
GREG GALATI, CLEANUP COORDINATOR
Our December Glassbrook Cleanup is set for Saturday, December 14 at the Glassbrook Elementary School Multipurpose Room, 975 Schafer Road, Hayward, CA:
8:30 am Light Breakfast of Pastries and Juice
9:00 am -11:00 am Cleaning 5 miles of streets
Join us to Make a Holiday Gift to our neighborhood!
P.S. Here is a photo of the great beautification work Neighbor David Ringo performed at Huntwood and Schafer! THANK YOU DAVID for your great landscaping!
NEW PLANTS AND MULCH ARE A CENTERPIECE OF DAVID RINGO’S BEAUTIFICATION EFFORT!
WOW! MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE!
Glassbrook Neighborhood Resident David Ringo, an ardent neighborhood champion, decided the Huntwood entrance to Tennyson High School needed some sprucing up. He took personal interest in a triangle-shaped piece of land near the stairs and ramps at the intersection of Huntwood and Schafer. He contacted the City of Hayward Landscape Division and asked them to install a Mariposa Tree as a distinctive centerpiece, and now he is personally digging holes and planting lovely drought tolerant plants that add great appeal to an area that was previously barren. We salute you David! The neighborhood appreciates your inspiring beautification efforts!
David was also instrumental in planting over 100 new trees along Huntwood Avenue during the past several years. David is one of the original members of the Glassbrook Neighborhood Cleanup Team which started 5 years ago. Thank you David!
Special thanks to 40 volunteers who scoured the neighborhood and set things right! Things are once again in tip-top shape thanks to Glassbrook students and parents, and high school volunteers from Tennyson High and Moreau Catholic High School. As always, the breakfast put together by City Councilman Mark Salinas and his Kids Breakfast Club volunteers was AMAZING with heaping servings of scrambled eggs and chocolate chip pancakes!
Enjoy these photos of the day:
KIDS BREAKFAST CLUB VOLUNTEERS WORK WONDERS IN THE KITCHEN!
THEY GOT UP EXTRA EARLY TO BE SURE BREAKFAST WAS PIPING HOT WHEN CLEANUP VOLUNTEERS ARRIVED!
HERE ARE MEMBERS OF OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM: MARIA RADILLA, ROSALVA RUIS, MARIA FERNANDA RUIS, AND COUNCILMAN MARK SALINAS! GREG GALATI IS TAKING THE PICTURE AND PRINCIPAL JESSICA SAAVEDRA HAD A WELL-DESERVED DAY OFF
THIS FAMILY DID AN OUTSTANDING JOB CLEANING HUNTWOOD AVENUE!
THESE TENNYSON HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ALSO WERE INCREDIBLE! THEY MAKE US PROUD OF THEIR SCHOOL AND CLEANED THE HARDER UNDERPASS!
THE SCHAFER ROAD CREW IN FULL STEAM AHEAD MODE!
YOU’RE NEVER TOO YOUNG TO PITCH IN ON GADING ROAD! THIS FAMILY DID A STERLING JOB!
THESE STUDENTS FROM MOREAU CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL REFLECT WELL ON THEIR SCHOOL. THEY DID YOEMAN WORK ON HUNTWOOD!
THIS GLASSBROOK FAMILY MADE PATRICK ROAD SPARKLE ONCE AGAIN!
MEMBERS OF THE RICO FAMILY HAVE SHOWN UP EVERY MONTH FOR YEARS TO CLEAN SCHAFER ROAD! THANK YOU!
STUDENT VOLUNTEERS FINISH A MORNING OF SERVICE WITH APPLES AND CHERRY TOMATOES FOR TREATS.
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR AMAZING SERVICE TO OUR NEIGHBORHOOD! NEXT CLEANUP IS SAT. DEC 14, 2013
HELLO GLASSBROOK NEIGHBORHOOD CLEANUP TEAM VOLUNTEERS & FRIENDS,
Our neighborhood again needs our attention! It is up to us to make it sparkle once again! Please join us for the next Glassbrook Neighborhood Cleanup on:
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2013
8:30 am Pancake Breakfast – a top notch breakfast catered by our wonderful City Councilman Mark Salinas and his dedicated Kids Breakfast Club volunteer crew
9:00 am -11:00 am Neighborhood Cleanup – Clean your own street, pick a favorite to clean, or clean where it is most needed! All equipment provided!
We meet at Glassbrook School Multipurpose Room, 975 Schafer Road.
Lets have our neighborhood looking sharp for the Holidays!
All the Best,
Greg Galati, Glassbrook Cleanup Volunteer
Last year the Glassbrook Neighborhood Cleanup Team was instrumental in supporting a new City of Hayward Illegal Dumping Ordinance that held landlords of multifamily units accountable for the parking strip area in front of their units. Previously the strip of lawn between the sidewalk and the street in front of multifamily units was considered public property, resulting in the City of Hayward spending over $400,000 per year in hauling away trash and debris.
We have Great News! After a one year trial, the City of Hayward is reporting the following results:
1) The cubic yardage of dumped items that the City has had to haul away at taxpayer expense has been reduced by 25% over the prior year.
2) The City issued 59 notices to landlords when huge piles of trash appeared in the parking strips directly in front of their multifamily properties. Of these, 91% cooperated with the City and hauled away their own trash, no longer at City expense. Landlords are taking more responsibility to work with their tenants to handle illegal dumping.
3) Significantly, about 75% of all the notices sent to landlords to remove dumped piles occurred at apartment buildings within 1.5 miles of Glassbrook School. In other words, our neighborhood is ground zero for problem dumping, and our neighborhood is benefiting the most from increased landlord & tennant responsibility!
The results are impressive and really show in our neighborhood! Thank you all for supporting these cleanup efforts!
Greg Galati, Glassbrook Cleanup Team Volunteer Leader