May Volunteer Day & BBQ in Hyde Park

On Saturday, May 19, we had the first of our May volunteer work days at 1415 Mallinckrodt in an attempt to get the building ready for our first summer of programming in the space.
It was a hot day, but we managed to get a lot of valuable work done thanks to our dedicated helpers, and the light at the end of the renovation tunnel was slightly brighter by the end of the day.

Hitomi painting a top coat
Hitomi painting a top coat
Courtney de-nailing a large pile of salvaged wood
Courtney de-nailing a large pile of salvaged wood
Brok disassembling a large amount of salvaged wood frames
Brok disassembling a large amount of salvaged wood frames
Dayna digging in the garden
Dayna digging in the garden
Phil and Chris mocking up their bench & guard rail design
Phil and Chris mocking up their bench & guard rail design
Tim uncovering a chainlink fence we had forgotten existed
Tim uncovering a chainlink fence we had forgotten existed
Malia helping out with the scrap wood wainscoting
Malia helping out with the scrap wood wainscoting

For lunch, we were lucky to be able to coordinate with the culinary program facilitated by Rebuild Foundation and Most Holy Trinity, and led by Betty and Mark Davis, for delicious BBQ chicken, potato salad, baked beans, and fruit salad. We all headed over to our space at 3619 Blair, where Betty and the young program participants had been working hard all morning preparing the food.

The volunteer work crew gathers in the 3619 kitchen
The volunteer work crew gathers in the 3619 kitchen
Dayna gathering the cooking crew for a group shot
Dayna gathering the cooking crew for a group shot
The culinary crew - Kyler, Marcus, Faith, Jenu, & Angel
The culinary crew – Kyler, Marcus, Faith, Jenu, & Angel

This lunch was one in a series that stemmed out of Betty and Mark Davis’ desire to see local youth employed and learning valuable job skills in the culinary arts. Rebuild Foundation collaborated with BettyMaccBBQ and Most Holy Trinity School to create a youth culinary arts program for the 2011-2012 school year.  Youth have been in the kitchen with Betty since last fall, participating  after school to learn the culinary secrets of  BettyMacc.  In celebration of youth progress in the kitchen classroom, we opened up Rebuild Foundation space to host a community dinner.

We’re having one more volunteer work day this Saturday, May 26th, same time (10am-4pm), same place (1415 Mallinckrodt). We’d love to see you there!

 

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