“Move-In” Day at the YSA Tiny House Village

Posted by on Jan 13, 2021 in Economic Justice Committee Blog | No Comments

Kehilla members Alex Madonik and Terry McGlynn joined our build leader Nikee Borden to put some finishing touches on two of the 26 Tiny Houses at the nearly-complete Youth Spirit Artworks Tiny House Village adjacent to the Oakland Coliseum.  Sunday, January 10th was overcast, but the bright colors and rapid progress visible all around the Village warmed the hearts of several volunteer groups at work that day.  The two houses “adopted” by the Kehilla team just need mattresses for their Murphy beds and electricity from PG&E and they will be ready for their first young occupants.  The Village will also provide communal shower and bathroom trailors, kitchen yurts, bicycle storage, and 24/7 onsite staff to insure security and provide needed social services.

Enjoy the photo gallery, and contact YSA if you’d like to help complete the Village – volunteers are needed Wednesdays and weekends.

This weekend is Martin Luther King Jr. weekend! MLK Day, which is this coming Monday, the 18th, is recognized nation-wide as a weekend or day of service to our communities. In conjunction with Repair the World, a Jewish-centered community service group, we will be hosting a large volunteer event for filling and planting our planter boxes this weekend. If you are interested in signing up to join us, please click on the following links – click here to sign up for Saturday’s event (the 16th), here for Sunday’s (the 17th), and here for Monday’s (the 18th). You can also see all the options by clicking here and filtering locations by “Bay Area.” If you are already planning to volunteer this weekend outside of this event, which I assume is the case for many of you, of course feel free to show up anyway. Or, if you are interested in filling and planting planter boxes specifically, go ahead and sign up! Anyone is welcome to join!

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