Open since 2000, the Kelly Avenue Catholic Worker is a non-denominational organization providing housing and food for…More those in need. It is run out of a residential home that offers transitional housing for one family at a time.
Catholic Worker gives away produce donated by Portero Nuevo Farm and New Leaf Market on Tuesday mornings. Rice and beans are also available to take home. Diapers are sometimes available as well. Families are allowed one bag each.
The organization also co-sponsors a community breakfast on Wednesdays and Thursdays at the Coastside Lutheran Evangelical Church. Anyone is welcome to attend the breakfast. Kelly Avenue Catholic Worker also maintains a community garden at Coastside Lutheran.
Because there are only two people on staff, the organization welcomes individual volunteers and donations to help support their programs. To keep up to date, request their newsletter, which is delivered by postal mail.
Hatch Elementary School is a public school offering a variety of unique and innovative ways for children to learn.…More Colorful murals, a large playfield and a vibrant community garden contribute to the lively atmosphere on campus.
Students have the choice of attending the English Immersion or Spanish Immersion program. Students enrolled in the Spanish Immersion program attend classes taught in both English and Spanish, and learn from peers whose first language is different from theirs.
The Health, Environment, Agriculture and Learning Program gives students the opportunity to learn science, environmental issues and health in nontraditional ways -- by working in the school's on-site community garden and selling the produce at the local farmer's market.
All students benefit from weekly music classes and are introduced to a variety of musical instruments and styles.
The school's Parent Teacher Organization produces a monthly newsletter to increase communication with the larger community. The student Garden Club has hosted a booth at the Coastside Farmers Market, and their produce was featured at Sam's Chowder House. Local businesses have also donated building materials to the Garden Club.