PVF was on hand recently at Cesar Chavez Academy, a local elementary and middle school in East Palo Alto, where Kaboom! was creating a playground facility using 300 high tech employees to assemble and install the play equipment. I joined in to help assemble the play equipment.
Kaboom! is a nationally recognized implementer of play equipment at schools throughout the country. They require that parents and local people do the installation work. In this case funding and workers came from Adobe and SAP, two technology companies. The parent workers were recruited by the three PVF-sponsored Parent Involvement Workers, who cooked all the food for 300 people and participated in the two year planning process.
The school’s Principal stated, “Finally shade over our benches, beautiful enhancement to our entry, a bulletin board now available at our Bay Road entrance, benches and picnic tables galore and arguably the most amazing playground in the area designed by and for our kids!”