MARTIN LUTHER KING Jr. SERVICE MORNING! Thank you AmeriCorps and Glassbrook Team Members for MAKING A BIG DIFFERENCE IN HAYWARD!

Over 100 Volunteers made our MLK Service Morning a Winner!  Thank you for turning out in such great numbers!  We heard moving speeches honoring the Vision of Dr. King who taught that the collective energies of the many can create remarkable change.  And then we fanned out through the neighborhood to complete all of our five key service projects.   Enjoy these photos detailing all that was accomplished and the amazing volunteers who make it happen:

  • Our Glassbrook Neighborhood Volunteers are led by Maria Radilla and family; and Rosalva Ruiz and daughter Maria Fernanda.  They do a great job organizing volunteers and checking out litter grabbers
  • Our Glassbrook Neighborhood Volunteers are led by Maria Radilla and family; and Rosalva Ruiz and daughter Maria Fernanda. They do a great job organizing volunteers and managing our litter grabbers.
City Councilman Mark Salinas describes the legacy of Dr. King to volunteers from many area High Schools.  Castro Valley High sent over 20 student volunteers!

City Councilman Mark Salinas describes the legacy of Dr. King to volunteers from AmeriCorps, Glassbrook School, and many area High Schools. Castro Valley High sent over 20 student volunteers!

Thanks to Sabrina Aranda of AmeriCorps we had an excellent turnout of volunteers!  Over 100 people joined in to help us complete Five Important Service Projects

Thanks to Sabrina Aranda and her fantastic AmeriCorps team, we had an excellent turnout!

Many Glassbrook Families and AmeriCorps Volunteers planted 35 New Trees and 60 New Shrubs on Huntwood Avenue to beautify the area!

Many Glassbrook Families and AmeriCorps Volunteers planted 35 New Trees and 60 New Shrubs on Huntwood Avenue to beautify the area!

City of Hayward Landscape Division Leaders Mike Stott (right) and Tim Doughty (left) taught us how to plant the trees and provided outstanding backup support!

City of Hayward Landscape Division Leaders Mike Stott (right) and Tim Doughty (left) taught us how to plant the trees and provided outstanding backup support!  Thank you Mike and Tim!

The Mulch Crew spread bark chips at Huntwood and Schafer around previously planted trees to spruce up the area!  David Ringo, his son Andrew, and many AmeriCorps Volunteers provided the muscle!

The Mulch Crew spread bark chips at Huntwood and Schafer around previously planted trees to spruce up the area! David Ringo, his son Andrew, and many AmeriCorps Volunteers provided the muscle!

Glassbrook Kids and Families are proud of their accomplishments!  Many families planted 2-3 trees and 3-4 shrubs!

Glassbrook Kids and Families are proud of their accomplishments! Many families planted 2-3 trees and 3-4 shrubs!  Special Appreciation to David Korth, City of Hayward Neighborhood Services Manager, for arranging the funding of the tree project!

  • Thanks to a huge turnout of volunteers from AmeriCorps and Many Area High Schools we were able to also place over 500 doorknob hangers on area apartment doorknobs. The hangers were printed in both English and Spanish and encouraged neighbors to join the effort to keep our streets litter-free.
We also picked up litter on 5 miles of local area streets including Huntwood, Schafer, Gading, Patrick and Harder.   The City Streets Division is great about hauling it all away.

We also picked up litter on 5 miles of local area streets including Huntwood, Schafer, Gading, Patrick and Harder. The City Streets Division is great about hauling it all away.

Students, Parents and Neighbors, in conjunction with the City of Hayward Landscape Division have planted over 125 trees on Huntwood in the past two years!

Students, Parents and Neighbors, in conjunction with the City of Hayward Landscape Division have planted over 125 trees on Huntwood in the past two years!

All Volunteers enjoyed a super breakfast of giant portions of scrambled eggs, stacks of pancakes and fruit.  The volunteers started cooking at 7am and did a beautiful job.  Special Thanks go to Councilman Mark Salinas and his excellent Kid's Breakfast Club!

All Volunteers enjoyed a super breakfast of giant portions of scrambled eggs, stacks of pancakes and fruit. The volunteers started cooking at 7am and did a beautiful job. Special Thanks go to Councilman Mark Salinas and his excellent Kid’s Breakfast Club!

Three very devoted Glassbrook girls wrestle a shrub into place!  Special Thanks to Principal Jessica Saavedra for her organizing and exhaustive efforts!  She led a crew that mulched and spruced up the Glassbrook School Garden.

Three very devoted Glassbrook girls broke up the dirt ball of this shrub before wrestling it into place! Special Thanks to Principal Jessica Saavedra for her organizing and exhaustive efforts! She led a crew that mulched and spruced up the Glassbrook School Garden.

Join us Saturday February 9th for our next Cleanup; and again on Saturday, March 9 for our Cesar Chavez Memorial Service Day!

Join us Saturday February 9th for our next Cleanup; and again on Saturday, March 9 for our Cesar Chavez Memorial Service Day!

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About Colleen Arnold, PhD

Psychotherapist, Mother and Writer, not necessarily in that order.
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