THE GREENHOUSE

Rating: 5 stars   11 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Education, Religion

Location: PO Box 348138 Sacramento CA 95834 USA

Mission: Our mission is to cultivate a thriving community by nurturing the emotional, spiritual, intellectual, and physical development of our youth and inspiring them to grow to their fulll potential.
Programs:

Evergreen provides 25 kids in 1st through 6th grade with a safe, fun, and nurturing environment in which to work on homework, improve academic skills, and participate in recreational activities. Children are paired with an adult volunteer, a “Study Buddy,” who helps them with homework and develops a mentoring relationship with them. Because we believe strongly in the importance of relationships, we maintain a low child-to-adult ratio (3:1). Each of our Study Buddies works with the same group of kids each week, allowing them to develop a close relationship and establish consistency in the kids’ lives. In addition to working on homework, Evergreen students complete Rocket Math worksheets to improve their math skills and Read Naturally passages to increase their reading fluency. On Fridays, kids participate in Workshops such as art, community newspaper, computers, and sewing. Workshop experiences stimulate their creativity, boost their self-confidence, and help them discover their gifts and talents. 

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Greenhouse serves an area of Sacramento that has more children per square block than anywhere in the county. They have a great Youth Center that is right in the middle of a large apartment complex. They serve children of many nationalities and give them a great place to play, study and enjoy supervised activities. Activities for elementary through the teenage kids include tutoring, leadership training, summer field trips. crafts and organized p;lay to name just a few. We are proud to be a donor and have the highest respect for the staff and the volunteers that serve dozens of children at the Greenhouse each year.

Sachall, Sacramento, California

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Rating: 5 stars  

I love the GreenHouse. I have been a part of this organization since 2002. The GreenHouse cares deeply about the families in Gardenland Northgate community of Sacramento, CA. The witnessed an outpouring of love and support into the community. I have seen the volunteers and staff blessed by the community as well.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Relationships being formed between the community, staff and volunteers. I have seen volunteers join the board from the community. I have seen childen grow in their academics and faith.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

The GreenHouse offers a safe and caring environment for children and teens to go after-school and during the summer. Its mentoring, tutoring, leadership development and spiritual development programs are very well run by committed volunteers and staff. Youth love to be at The GreenHouse. They come back year after year and it's exciting to watch them grow and become all that God intended for them to be.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching youth come out of their shell, discover their gifts, improve their academics, and learn what it means to be loved unconditionally.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

Entering into the warmth and energy of the energy on Monday afternoons is one of my favorite moments of the week, as the GreenHouse students greet me with unbridled enthusiasm. We sit together and read and try our best at adding fractions, we laugh and we celebrate when the light turns on in our understanding. This place, true to its name, is indeed a sanctuary for growth.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the way in which students encounter adults and the world in a more healthy and rounded way, observing an increase in positive daily habits, and seeing in my own self new places to grow.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

The GreenHouse has a specific purpose in the neighborhood it's in. To impact the families there and partner with them to help them succeed. I have had the privilege to be a small part of what The GreenHouse is doing each and every day. It's a large task that is never ending but the staff and volunteers are dedicated to the neighborhood and the families.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Witnessing first hand children encouraged, educated, loved and supported. All the things they are lacking and desperately need.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

The GreenHouse is an outstanding organization. It is committed to working with the community to identify and help provide the resources its youth need to grow spiritually, emotionally, physically and mentally. Through the various programs offered (after-school tutoring, mentoring, summer day camps, a youth group for teens, leadership development, and skill-building workshops), the youth are inspired to reach their full potential and provided with the resources that will help them get there.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the youth develop leadership and life skills as a result of participating in one or more of The GreenHouse's programs.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

The GreenHouse understands that the future is in our children. We have been supporters since 2002 when The GreenHouse was launched in a low income Sacramento neighborhood riddled with crime, drugs and poverty. When my husband and I heard about Kacie Stratton's project to do something to help the 567 children living in a one-block area, we immediately made a commitment to become regular financial supporters of The GreenHouse As a former teacher, I am very aware of how important education is for all children, but especially for under privileged children whose parents are unable to provide them with the time, activities, and support that are needed to help raise bright, educated adults. The GreenHouse after school program for grade school, junior high and high school students has seen results such as students working up to grade level for the first time, intellectual curiosity stimulated by field trips that include everything from museums to baseball games to farms. The GreenHouse offers a safe place for children to go when school is out instead of having them wander around the area with no direction or supervision. Every year there is an auction and dinner where supporters get to meet some of the students that are in The GreenHouse program. What has impressed both my husband and me most is the enthusiasm and goal setting that these students have learned. Poverty will never be conquered in our country until it is wiped out with education. The GreenHouse is worthy of being called a Great non-profit because of the difference it is making in children's lives.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Meeting some of the students who have benefitted from the programs at The GreenHouse.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

The GreenHouse is an amazing organization that is well-run and faithful to the vision God has given us for our neighborhood. Many incredible volunteers come to serve among the families who live in low-income apartments here. Often they feel a call to "help the needy" and when they do, they begin to experience the giftedness of the people they come to serve. It is truly humbling, and the board, staff and volunteers all feel blessed to be a part of what God is doing to transform this neighborhood one family at a time.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the way the volunteers and staff have learned so much about being good neighbors, and seeing young people begin to reach their potential in so many new ways.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Greenhouse is a wonderful organization that is committed to the growth and development of kids in inner city Sacramento. The Greenhouse first started as an after school program for elementary age kids and has expanded over the years to include after school programs for junior high and high school kids, leadership programs, and mentoring programs. The people at the Greenhouse truly care for every kid that comes through their doors and are constantly seeking to better meet their needs and the needs of the community. The Greenhouse is not only serving the community, but also seeking to equip the kids to step up and become leaders in their community.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've seen children struggling academically begin to overcome those challenges. I've seen kids start to grow into leaders of their communities and really care about what's happening around them.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-8-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

The GreenHouse is a great organization that provides a safe and positive environment for children in an inner-city community. Students attend programs after school where they spend time with caring adults who help them develop their academic abilities in math, reading, and receive help with their homework. The GreenHouse provides students with resources (e.g. internet, art and school supplies, etc) that they may not have access to otherwise due financial constraints of the families. The GreenHouse is a safe-haven in the community, and is well-liked by both youth and parents.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Children make improvements in their academics because they receive one-on-one attention. They work on math, reading, and homework. Students who may not fully understand topics in class can receive help/clarification. Students who excel can be challenged.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

working with the wonderful children and teens!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

kind, caring, fun, giving, and compassionate.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

build a new building to help more children and families. A bigger facility would allow programs to happen concurrently and more frequently, so youth could receive have a safe place to go every day after school, rather than just two or three days per week.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-7-01

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