Spotlight on Literacy for Environmental Justice (LEJ)

lej-picLiteracy for Environmental Justice (LEJ), winner of the Spring 2016 Lightning Grant Round, promotes ecological health, environmental stewardship, and community development in Southeast San Francisco by creating community stewardship and workforce development opportunities.

Focused on the Bayview Hunters Point community, LEJ is at the center of the largest redevelopment effort in San Francisco in recent history to regreen Candlestick Point and other nearby areas. Check out this short video from SV2’s Fall Gathering in September to learn more about LEJ’s work and why SV2 is so honored to partner with this community-based organization.

We also invite you and your family to join us for Hands-on-the-Land Day (RSVP here) on Sat. Nov. 12 from 9:45am-2pm. All ages are welcome!

Our day will begin with an overview of LEJ’s Urban Greening Grant project. Then we’ll dig in to plant hundreds of native plant species at the future Sunrise Point campsite that LEJ is currently constructing. The native plants that we’ll help to install are grown in LEJ’s nursery. This is a great way to participate in a community-based approach to restore ecological health with other SV2 Partners and their families.