When 52 Glassbrook Students and Parents turn out to clean their neighborhood the week school is ending, you know a spectacular ethic of community service is on display! That’s how it was this Saturday, June 8 at our monthly Glassbrook Cleanup! Enjoy these photos of the day:
SOME OF THE MANY GENEROUS GLASSBROOK STUDENTS & PARENTS as we head out to clean 5 miles of streets!
VOLUNTEERS CHOW DOWN ON HEAPING SERVINGS OF SCRAMBLED EGGS & PANCAKES! WE CAN’T THANK THE KIDS BREAKFAST CLUB ENOUGH FOR PROVIDING GREAT BREAKFASTS ALL YEAR LONG!
EVERYONE HEADS TO CHECK OUT LITTER GRABBERS AFTER BREAKFAST
CLEANUP TEAM LEADER ROSALVA RUIZ ALONG WITH DAUGHTER MARIA FERNANDA RUIZ DO A GREAT JOB KEEPING US ALL ORGANIZED, ALONG WITH CO-LEADER MARIA RADILLA (not pictured)
SPECIAL THANKS TO MARLENA UHRICK, FOUNDER OF THE KIDS BREAKFAST CLUB AND COUNCILMAN MARK SALINAS, CURRENT TKBC DIRECTOR, FOR THE GREAT SUPPORT OF NUTRITIOUS FOOD EACH MONTH!
THIS WONDERFUL GROUP OF FAMILIES KEPT COOL IN THE HEAT WITH THEIR SUN UMBRELLAS WHILE MAKING MANNON AVE SPARKLE!
ON GADING ROAD, THIS STUDENT TOOK CHARGE!
8-10 LUCKY VOLUNTEERS WHO WIN THE RAFFLE GO HOME WITH MOVIE TICKETS OR SPECIAL GAMES! THE KIDS ARE VERY ENTHUSIASTIC!
STUDENT VOLUNTEERS LOVE THE PRIZES THAT PRINCIPAL JESSICA SAAVEDRA PULLS OUT OF THE GLASSBROOK DONATIONS CLOSET! THANK YOU PRINCIPAL SAAVEDRA FOR YOUR EXCELLENT PROMOTION OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD CLEANUP AND FOR INSPIRING OUR STUDENTS TO BECOME COMMUNITY LEADERS. YOUR EFFORTS AT IMPROVING OUR SCHOOL ACADEMICALLY ARE PAYING OFF!
THESE STUDENTS ARE UPLIFTING THE WHOLE NEIGHBORHOOD! THANK YOU TO ALL THE STUDENTS & PARENTS WHO TIRELESSLY SHOW UP EVERY MONTH TO MAKE GLASSBROOK NEIGHBORHOOD A BETTER PLACE! YOUR EFFORTS, OVER THESE 4 YEARS, REALLY SHOW! WE SALUTE YOU! — Greg Galati, Glassbrook Neighborhood Cleanup Team Volunteer Co-Leader
“Pride Is Visual” says Hayward Mayor Michael Sweeney. Our neighborhood looks so much better than it did when we all started cleaning about 4 years ago. Let’s keep up the great teamwork:
Join us in June:
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Glassbrook Grade School Multipurpose Room
975 Schafer Road, Hayward, CA
8:30 am Incredible Breakfast provided to all volunteers by Councilman Mark Salinas and the Most Excellent Kids Breakfast Club!
9:00 – 11:00 am Neighborhood Street Cleaning
Thanks for making Hayward such a great place to live!
If “Pride is Visual” as Hayward Mayor Michael Sweeney contends, then 32 students, parents and volunteers significantly increased our neighborhood pride with their outstanding effort on Saturday May 11, 2013! They cleaned 5 miles of streets and made the neighborhood look spotless!
This Glassbrook student and parent crew made Gading Road look like new!
After another 5-Star Quality Breakfast served by Councilman Mark Salinas and The Kids Breakfast Club, volunteers line up for their litter grabbers!
This Crew of Cal State East Bay Students were so enthusiastic about their volunteer effort at Glassbrook Cleanup last month, that they showed up for our May event and cleaned Patrick Road. Thank you !
Parasols kept the heat at bay for this group on Huntwood Avenue!
And special thanks to Principal Jessica Saavedra for her always awesome and thoroughly excellent support! We are in debt to Streets Department Crew Member Jerry who hauled away couches, concrete blocks, chairs, shelves, downed tree limbs and bags upon bags of litter! We send a “shout out” to Justin who labored in the hot sun to pull up all the weeds that were yucking up our new mulching out on Huntwood. It looks great again! And we can’t thank enough Rosalva Ruiz, Maria Fernanda Ruiz, and Maria Radilla for their excellent organizing work. Along with myself, Greg Galati, they are the Glassbrook Cleanup Team Co-Captains.. And we send out a prayer for a return to good health for original team member Dick Hammer. Great to see you walking the neighborhood again Dick!
Hello Glassbrook Neighbors and Friends!
Thanks to people who care, like you, our neighborhood continues to look MUCH MUCH BETTER!
To keep the momentum going, please join us for our next Glassbrook Cleanup:
Saturday May 11, 2013
8:30 am Breakfast provided by the Outstanding Kids Breakfast Club
9:00 am – 11:00 am Street Cleaning and Glassbrook Garden Mulching!
We meet at Glassbrook School, 975 Schafer Road, Hayward, CA
Thanks for your participation!
Glassbrook was humming with 200 Volunteers jamming into the Multpurpose Room on Saturday, April 13 for AmeriCorps Service Day! A huge turnout of Cal State and AmeriCorps Volunteers joined forces with our Glassbrook Cleanup Team in a major Cleanup Effort! Mayor Sweeney saluted the Volunteers, who cleaned over 6 miles of streets, pitched in on Glassbrook School projects and spread mulch along Huntwood Road.
VOLUNTEERS FILLED THE GLASSBROOK MULTIPURPOSE ROOM WITH AN OVERFLOW CROWD!
- For AmeriCorps Volunteer Service Day, the turnout was big: 200 Volunteers. Everyone Enjoyed a Spectacular Breakfast of French Toast Provided by the outstanding KIDS BREAKFAST CLUB!
HAYWARD MAYOR MICHAEL SWEENEY CHEERED ON ALL THE VOLUNTEERS FOR THEIR GREAT EFFORTS!
VOLUNTEER CREWS AT GLASSBROOK CLEANED UP THE LIBRARY AND BEAUTIFIED THE GROUNDS!
GLASSBROOK PRINCIPAL JESSICA SAAVEDRA and AMERICORPS’ PROGRAM’s SABRINA ARANDA-SMITH WERE KEY LEADERS IN THE EFFORT! Thanks for All Your Great Work!
SPECIAL THANKS TO L’ARSEILINE and MARILYN OF AMERICORPS FOR THEIR TIRELESS EFFORTS!
THIRTY VOLUNTEERS ON THE MULCH CREW MADE HUNTWOOD ROAD AT SCHAFER LOOK WONDERFUL!
TWO OF THE AMAZING VOLUNTEERS WHO MADE HUNTWOOD SPARKLE!
MORE AMAZING AMERICORPS VOLUNTEERS!
CAL STATE EAST BAY STUDENTS SHOWED UP IN A SEA OF RED T-SHIRTS. IT WAS A GREAT TURNOUT OF PEOPLE-POWER!
VOLUNTEERS CLEANED LITTER AND DEBRIS FROM BELVEDERE STREET. IT REALLY NEEDED IT!
YOU KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD NEEDS THE HELP WHEN EVEN THE DUMPED FURNITURE HAS BEEN TAGGED. Thanks to the HAYWARD STREETS DEPT FOR HAULING ALL THIS AWAY!
HERE IS THE SCHAFER ROAD CLEANUP CREW!
THE MULCH TRANSFORMED HUNTWOOD ROAD! THANKS TO THE CITY OF HAYWARD LANDSCAPE DIVISION FOR PROVIDING FREE MULCH!
THESE KIDS SHOW VOLUNTEERING CAN BE FUN TOO!
AmeriCorp’s Director Angela Ehrlich Thanks Mayor Sweeney For Joining in!
SPECIAL THANKS TO ROSALVA RUIZ AND MARIA RADILLA AND THEIR FAMILIES FOR BEING GREAT EVENT ORGANIZERS AND LEADING UP THE VOLUNTEERS! MARIA AND ROSALVA HAVE BOTH WORKED HARD TO GET LOCAL STORES TO DONATE GIFT CARDS AS VOLUNTEER PRIZES! THANK YOU!
NEXT GLASSBROOK CLEANUP:
As always, we clean the second Saturday of each month:
SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2013
Glassbrook School Multipurpose Room; Corner of Gading Road and Schafer Road at 975 Schafer
8:30 am EXCELLENT PANCAKE BREAKFAST generously provided by Councilman Mark Salinas and The Kids Breakfast Club
9:00 am-11:30 am We partner with VCS AMERICORPS volunteers in celebration of VCS Americorps Service Day. City of Hayward Mayor Michael Sweeney will join in to address the importance of volunteerism in Hayward!
Three Great Ways to Serve:
Regular Litter Cleanup
Mulching on Huntwood near the newly planted trees
Glassbrook School Beautification!
Please join us and make Hayward a better place!
Greg Galati, Neighborhood Volunteer
Glassbrook Neighborhood Cleanup Team is a proud member team of the Keep Hayward Clean & Green Task Force and the Adopt a Block Program.
Over 100 committed citizens demonstrated pride in their community by turning out for our March 9 Morning of Service in Honor of Cesar Chavez. Enjoy the photos!
Thank you to AmeriCorps turnout of eager volunteers!
Councilman MARK SALINAS GAVE US A STIRRING TALK HONORING CESAR CHAVEZ AND THE COLLECTIVE POWER OF INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTORS. HIS KID’S BREAKFAST CLUB CHEFS AND SERVERS DISHED UP A NUTRITIOUS AND TASTY BREAKFAST OF CHEESY SCRAMBLED EGGS AND PLENTY OF HOTCAKES FOR ALL! THANK YOU!
ONE OF OUR MANY VOLUNTEER FAMILIES ENJOYS BREAKFAST
AMERICORPS VOLUNTEERS HELP WITH THE CHECK IN!
IT WAS A BIG TURNOUT WITH 75 VOLUNTEERS CLEANING UP TO 5 MILES OF STREETS, ANOTHER 20 VOLUNTEERS BEAUTIFYING THE GLASSBROOK GARDEN., AND A CREW OF 20 DOING SOME MULCHING ON HUNTWOOD!
SOME OF THE GREAT MEMBERS OF CAL STATE HAYWARD’s TAU KAPPA EPSILON FRATERNITY WHO DID AMAZING WORK ON HUNTWOOD!
THE TAU KAPPA EPSILON TEAM WAS AWESOME! THEY SPREAD TEN HUGE PILES OF MULCH TO BEAUTIFY HUNTWOOD AROUND OUR RECENTLY PLANTED TREES! IT WAS GRUELING WORK, BUT IMPRESSED ALL BY DOING IT WITH A SMILE AND HAVING LOTS OF FUN!
THE EXCELLENT TAU KAPPA EPSILON TEAM IN ACTION!
- THE EXCELLENT TAU KAPPA EPSILON TEAM IN ACTION! THEY MADE IT LOOK EASY!
THE CITY OF HAYWARD AND THE STREETS DEPARTMENT ARE WORKING HARD TO DEFEAT LITTER AND ILLEGAL DUMPING. THE STREETS DEPARTMENT DID A GREAT JOB FOR US HAULING AWAY ILLEGALLY DUMPED JUNK WITH A HUGE TRUCK AND WITH A CLAW ARM!
SPECIAL THANKS TO THESE LEADERS OF THE GLASSBROOK NEIGHBORHOOD CLEANUP TEAM: (From left, MARIA RADILLA, ROSALVA RUIZ, PRINCIPAL JESSICA SAAVEDRA, SABRINA ARANDA OF AMERICORPS, and MARIA FERNANDA RUIZ. Christopher is in front! ALONG WITH GREG GALATI, THIS TEAM MAKES THE CLEANUPS HAPPEN! OUTSTANDING EFFORTS ONE AND ALL!
2 FAMILIES WON A FREE BAG OF GROCERIES IN THE RAFFLE
PRINCIPAL SAAVEDRA SCOURED THE CLOSETS OF GLASSBROOK SCHOOL TO LOCATE FUN RAFFLE PRIZES FOR OUR STUDENT VOLUNTEERS!
THE MULCHING ON HUNTWOOD LOOKS GREAT! SPECIAL THANKS TO THOMAS ROSSI, DIRECTOR OF CITY OF HAYWARD LANDSCAPE DIVISION FOR DONATING AND DELIVERING ALL THE MULCH!
IN THE BACK GROUND OF THIS PHOTO YOU SEE CESAR CHAVEZ WHO HAS INSPIRED US! SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL OUR VOLUNTEERS!
PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT CLEANUP: SATURDAY APRIL 13, 2013!