#Made in Alameda
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Typically when one thinks of "made in" they assume one is talking about a company that utilizes raw materials to create a finished good. Historically, many companies have set up shop in neighborhoods to be near the raw materials in the area. They exploit these...
Our vision is to create healthy, sustainable communities throughout City of Alameda from the people up!
Our community development strategy is an inter-generational strategy called #Familyhood.
Since most people who were born and raised in Alameda attended school in Alameda, #Familyhood defines schools as the hub for community development in its attempt to recruit each generation common to a school to participate in the planning, operation and management of the schools garden, farmers market and future grocery store.
#Familyhood attempts to strengthen the school from within by emphasizing the school aggressively recruit students to participate in the schools Student Government Association, while parents join the Parent Teacher Association, while alumni join the Alumni Association. The collaboration of these three main membership based organizations along with local, community partners is defined as the school’s #Familyhood.
#Familyhood is driven by two motto’s:
1) Friends of School – which states, “every school shall have a functioning Student Government Association, Parent Teacher Association and Alumni Associations.”
2) Mo’ Better Food -which states, “every school shall have a garden, a farmers market and grocery store.”
#1stSaturdays is the “do now” strategy to advance schools and communities towards #Familyhood.
#1stSaturdays represents the first Saturday of every month as the official monthly volunteer/recruitment day at school sites.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1) How do schools get involved? Schools sign up at 1stSaturdays.com/start
2) After signing up, what next? “Save all the 1st Saturday dates” for the year on the school website as- 1st Saturdays – “official monthly/volunteer day”. If your school has a functioning Student Government Association, Parent Teacher Association and Alumni Association, invite them. If your school does not, reach out to some parents,students,teachers who may be interested to start to attend and share.
3) What next? Invite local businesses in your community to come out and share what they do, internships/jobs. Allow them to also get their hands dirty in the garden.
4) And then? Come back every 1stSaturday of the month. Revisit the two motto’s during your 1st Saturdays event. Allow representatives for each of the schools three main organizations to share updates.
# Mo Better Food