CVPromise believes school success is not limited to classroom academics. The whole community environment plays a part. That is why an important pillar to CVPromise pipeline of services is the strengthening of Community. From the very beginning, CVPromise has worked closely with families and residents developing programs based on their input, feedback, and needs.
Together, we will build a community that supports education today and beyond.
ONGOING EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
From intergenerational gardening and reading events to walking groups to large community celebrations, CVPromise has many fun events for all ages. Please visit our CALENDAR OF EVENTS for listings and upcoming dates and times.
For years, the garden at Castle Park Elementary was brown and empty. It was one of the first projects Castle Park parents and residents wanted to tackle. By bringing it back to life, they believed it would not only teach healthy eating in a community challenged with high obesity rates but also provide a place for intergenerational activities and outdoor reading.
Supported by the CVPromise team, Castle Park community parents and residents applied for the City of Chula Vista’s Love Your Block grant. They were awarded $1,000 to purchase supplies from their local Home Depot. Moved by their efforts, Home Depot kicked in some extra saving.
Imagination Garden now is in full swing and has provided not only a harvest of vegetables and activities – but also a place for residents of all ages to gather. Imagination Garden holds ongoing activities and events. For more information, contact Gerardo Garcia, Garden Committee President, 619-422-5301x2284.
Parent Centers and Literacy Cafes
School parent centers and literacy cafes will offer a comfortable approachable place on a school campus where parents can find resources, have access to a library, computers, or utilize for community meetings, classes, and other group activities.
Inspired by the Imagination Garden, Dig It is an afterschool program teaching Hilltop High School students the fundamentals of gardening, composting and healthy cooking. During the Spring 2013 break, students, faculty, and community spent a morning planting fruit trees and together getting a crash course on composting. Student's dream of having the designated spot full of vegetables and fruit trees and the school hopes to include their new crop into their lunch meals. Click for photos of Spring planting event.
Daily Walking Club
Each morning, on the campus of Castle Park Elementary, parents and students alike take part in a walk to improve the health and create community.