Call to Action Day

Call to Action Day Sites

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Half Moon Bay Catholic Worker House - FULL
7 a.m. – noon
Half Moon Bay
9 participants needed

A Morning on the Coast

Open since 2000, the Kelly Avenue Catholic Worker provides housing and food for those in need. It is run out of a residential home that offers transitional housing for one family at a time. They also run a breakfast program and have a large organic garden. Volunteers will serve breakfast and work in the garden on the same site, a Lutheran Church that welcomes Catholic Worker Programs. Volunteers please wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes.

Potrero Nuevo Farm - FULL
8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Half Moon Bay
9 participants needed

Down on the Farm

The majority of the harvest from this expansive organic farm is donated to those in need in the coast-side community, distributed through groups like Catholic Worker of Half Moon Bay, Puente de la Costa Sur in Pescadero and Table of Plenty in Half Moon Bay. The farm also hosts a U-pick Club for local families and offer farm tours to community groups. Volunteers will help with gardening and then participate in a potluck lunch.

Padua Dining Room - FULL
8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Menlo Park
20 participants needed

Feed the Hungry

The Padua Dining Room of St. Anthony’s Church in Redwood City provides hot, nutritious meals and other services fifty-two weeks a year. It charges no fees, asks no questions and turns no one away. Volunteers will be helping cook and serve a meal for over 100 people. Volunteers please wear comfortable clothing and closed-toed shoes.

San Bruno Mountain Watch - FULL
8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Brisbane
15 participants needed

Following Ohlone Trails

San Bruno Mountain hike, ecology/Native American culture, natural history and restoration work. NDNU students and staff will be accompanying 30 5th graders from Belle Air School and guides from San Bruno Mountain Watch to this unique remnant the Franciscan Bioregion, home to several endangered species.  Volunteers please wear comfortable clothing and shoes suitable for hiking.

Treasure Island Sailing Center - FULL
8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
San Francisco
10 participants needed

Setting Sail

The Treasure Island Sailing Center is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to improve our community and the sport of sailing by providing access, facilities, and sailing instruction to people of all socio-economic backgrounds, skill levels, and physical abilities. The Treasure Island Sailing Center offers sailing and water sports lessons to youth, adult, and adaptive sailors. NDNU students and staff will accompany 5th grade students from Belle Air School in San Bruno as they learn about the bay and sailing, then board vessels that will take them out on the Bay! Volunteers please wear warm clothing in layers and closed toed shoes.

Marine Science Institute: Shore-side Ecology and Marine Life Lessons - FULL
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Redwood City
10 participants needed

Exploring the Estuary

The Marine Science Institute puts students in direct physical contact with their local bay environment with the hope that will cultivate their natural sense of curiosity while enriching their understanding of science and fostering a responsibility to protect their environment. Volunteers will join the 5th graders of Belle Air School in San Bruno at this ecology haven in Redwood City’s Harbor, at which they will have a 4 station lesson on shore-side ecology—which includes “petting” sharks!

Collective Roots - FULL
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
East Palo Alto
20 participants needed

Back to the Land

Collective Roots is a nonprofit organization founded and based in East Palo Alto. They seek to educate and engage youth and communities in food system change through sustainable programs that impact health, education and the environment. Collective Roots achieves its mission through the innovative integration and implementation of two key programs areas: community based programs and school based programs. Volunteers will work in their amazing garden on the bay. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed-toed shoes.

Second Harvest Food Bank - FULL
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
San Carlos

25 participants needed

Access to Food is a Human Right

Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties is the trusted community leader dedicated to ending local hunger. Since its inception in 1974, Second Harvest has become one of the largest food banks in the nation, providing food to an average of nearly a quarter of a million persons each month. Volunteers will help with sorting, boxing, bagging, or labeling.  Volunteers please wear comfortable clothing and closed-toed shoes.

Community Psychology Class at Belle Air Elementary - FULL
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
San Bruno
By Invitation

Join the Community Psychology class in an engagement with the children of Nesbit Elementary School. Through games and reflection activities, we will explore and appreciate the lives of children through their struggles, hopes and dreams.

Service League of San Mateo County - FULL
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Redwood City
2 participants needed

Restorative Justice: The Service League of San Mateo County is a non-profit agency that develops, coordinates, and delivers in-custody programs, services, and other activities within all San Mateo County jails. The agency delivers after-release programs and services at five program sites in the community. They have Annual Prayer breakfast once a year. The project includes having the students do administrative work to assist them with preparing for the breakfast.

InnVision Shelter Network - Maple Street - FULL
9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Redwood City
15 participants needed

Let’s Do Lunch!

On the mid-Peninsula, InnVision provides food, showers, clothing, emergency assistance, medical care, and counseling to homeless and low-income individuals and families in Northern Santa Clara County and Southern San Mateo County. Volunteers will be hosting a barbeque lunch for Maple Street clients—single adults, many of them veterans-- and sorting through donations.

InnVision Shelter Network- First Step for Families - FULL
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
San Mateo
15 participants needed

Interior Decorating

On the mid-Peninsula, InnVision provides food, showers, clothing, emergency assistance, medical care, and counseling to homeless and low-income individuals and families in Northern Santa Clara County and Southern San Mateo County. Volunteers will be painting at the facility. Please wear clothes on which you don't mind getting paint!

Habitat for Humanity Restore - FULL
9:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
San Carlos
5 participants needed

Affordable Housing for All

ReStore sells donated new and gently used-home improvement goods, furniture, home accessories, building materials and appliances to the public at a fraction of the retail price. The proceeds are used by local Habitat for Humanity affiliates to help build and renovate more homes and communities. Volunteers will work with the store managers to restock and organize these building supply donations that make remodeling and new construction available to those on the margins of homelessness.

Belmont Parks & Rec: Creek Clean-up - FULL
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Belmont
15 participants needed

Clean up your creek!  

Students will walk the creek channel through the NDNU campus and through Twin Pines Park picking up foreign objects including plastic bags, litter, and metal. The work will involve walking directly in the creek bed and using litter tongs to pick up and bag objects. Afterwards, the Department of Public Works supervise you in categorization the litter, providing important data to understand upstream pollution. The learning is for students to see the value of an urban creek and the challenges of maintaining and improving it. Volunteers please wear comfortable clothing and closed-toed shoes.

Belmont Parks & Rec: Waterdog Lake Invasive Species Removal - FULL
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Belmont
15 participants needed

Restoring Native Flora

Students will walk into Belmont’s open space trails removing invasive plant species under the guidance of Belmont Parks and Rec staff. The project includes the removal of invasive plant species that have grown up along the trail.  Also, the debris that has accumulated along the shoreline of Waterdog Lake will be gathered into piles for removal by the Parks crew. Students will use rakes and other tools to collect the material. Lunch will be provided. Volunteers please wear comfortable clothing and closed-toed shoes.

Puente de la Costa Sur - FULL
10:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Pescadero
20 participants needed

A Bridge to Children

As the region’s only Community Resource Center, Puente serve the San Mateo County South Coast communities of Pescadero, La Honda, Loma Mar, and San Gregorio. Puente both advocates for these communities and leverages resources that foster economic prosperity and security, and that promote individual and community health and wellness. Volunteers will decorate bags for Dia de Los Ninos. These goodie bags will be distributed to children. Lunch will be provided.

Art Therapy Activities with residents of Hiller House - FULL
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Campus
15 participants needed

Draw Me a Picture….

Our Art Therapy Department, which just added a doctoral program—the first in the country—invites you join in an art project, followed by lunch, with our neighbors who are residents of Hiller House, a group home which is part of FHAR, Family Housing and Adult Resources.

Marine Science Institute: Bay Voyage on the Robert Brownlee Research Vessel - FULL
1:30 – 6 p.m.
Redwood City
10 participants needed

Sail Away

Accompany youth from the Peninsula Boys and Girls Clubs in an adventure at Marine Science Institute in Redwood City. MSI puts students in direct physical contact with their local bay environment with the hope that will cultivate their natural sense of curiosity while enriching their understanding of science and fostering a responsibility to protect their environment. With these young students, we will board the Robert Brownlee, a research vessel ,for a fascinating educational voyage out into the bay.

Hiller Aviation Museum - FULL
2 – 5 p.m.
San Carlos

10 participants needed

Wings

The Hiller Aviation Institute, a non-profit organization, brings together historical, educational and technological resources to create programs which increase public understanding of science and aviation and inspire new opportunities. The Hiller Aviation Institute is dedicated to the dreams of flight – looking back into aviation’s history while exploring its future. Join a personalized tour of this fascinating aviation museum, chaperoning a group of young folks from a Fair Oaks After School program of Redwood City.

Sports, Service, and Society - FULL
2 – 5:30 p.m.
San Francisco
By Invitation

Sports, Service and Society

This NDNU class seeks to build bonds and open communication between the NDNU and the Tenderloin communities through sports education. Professor Don Stannard- Friel and his class will be holding a sports clinic at Tenderloin Children’s Playground. Attendance at this is for the class but will also include other students, by invitation of Prof. Stannard-Friel.

Sports Clinic on Campus - FULL
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Campus

20 participants needed

Soccer Dreams

Join the staff and student of our Soccer team to work with a group of students from a local Community School for soccer skill development, fun, games and sportsmanship.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: a Workshop for Families at Sequoia High School in Redwood City - FULL
3:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Redwood City
15 participants needed

Immigration Justice

Join lawyers from Community Legal Services of East Palo Alto (CLSEPA) and San Francisco-based One Justice for an afternoon helping families investigate and sign up for DACA, a legal status that helps students from immigrant families go to college. NDNU community members will be trained to assist in para-legal preparation of families for interviews with lawyers and will be providing hospitality. NDNU Intensive student Anamaria Isaacs is organizing this event.

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