For Earth Day 2022, SC Builders made it our mission to give back to the Bay Area community in a way that would benefit future generations. Through our commitment to Sustainability on all our projects, the SC Builders Diversity & Inclusion Committee was inspired to partner with Higher Ground Neighborhood Development Corp., we helped to plant trees at Brookfield Elementary in Oakland, CA to spark an interest and appreciation for horticulture in the hearts and minds of the students. The newly planted area on campus will serve as a space for therapeutic learning for the students.
Assistant Project Manager Bevedine Cosey and Marketing Manager Aidan Sinclair were in attendance to aid Higher Ground in volunteer registration and provide snacks and beverages for the day’s volunteers. Both being members of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee, it was important to Cosey and Sinclair to be there to represent what SC Builders stands for. Said Cosey, “We all have a responsibility to give back to the community. It was an honor to partner with Higher Ground. To keep up with the earth’s constant changes, it is essential to preserve the land, soil, and trees.”
Coach Reginald Archie, an affiliate of Higher Ground, kicked off the day by giving volunteers a rundown on how to properly use the gardening tools that were to be used for the day. Safety is always a priority for Higher Ground when executing their volunteer events, which aligns with SC Builders’ commitment to best safety practices on our jobsites. Higher Ground Deputy Executive Director Khariyyah Shabazz then went on to address the volunteers and affirm, “we will change what has been given to us for the better.”
Higher Ground focuses on the education of Oakland youth through various community outreach events, which includes providing them with visual/performing arts programs, service learning, and competitive sports opportunities beyond the regular academic day. The organization encourages community families to get involved and participate in furthering the education of these students.
To learn more about how you can be a part of Higher Ground’s efforts in the East Bay, visit http://highergroundndc.com/home.