Redwood High School

Redwood Nicaragua February Break 2018

Boaco, Nicaragua

February 17 – 25 2018

I definitely gained more confidence and I’m not as shy anymore. I’ve begun to care less of what people think of me and I feel that I can handle anything that comes my way.

Mary Rose Ohlin

GSE Student

Driven by a desire to ‘give back’ to her community in suburban Los Angeles, Laura Robledo initiated her career in urban agriculture as an undergrad at California State University Northridge. For over six years she has been working as an activist and organizer around issues of food justice and urban agriculture in the Northeast San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles. In 2009 Laura worked for a youth-driven nonprofit organization as Coordinator of the Project Youth Green community garden with its 60 families. And in 2013 she built MEND’s-Meet Each Need with Dignity Grow Together garden program, created to empower disadvantaged families to work towards self-reliance and greater food security through gardening. Having led the effort in providing 178 MEND families with home gardens, building a community of gardeners, volunteers and community partners, Laura finds growing food a way for people to connect with the environment and each other. She is a Certified UC Master Gardener with a degree in Political Science. Contact Laura at gro.y1511218633ssabm1511218633etned1511218633utsla1511218633bolg@1511218633arual1511218633

Laura Robledo – Marin Program Coordinator 

Marin County Program Coordinator

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Global Student Embassy at Redwood

At Redwood High School GSE focuses on in-class collaboration, work with the Environmental Action Club, and facilitating exchanges with spanish classes. We’ve run trips from Redwood for the past three years. We partner with Joe Stewart in teaching the Sustainable Agriculture class, and help plan and run Sustainability week.

The community is a place of the highest importance. I have learned to be more honest and helpful within a group; providing constructive criticism and doing my share. Knowing how to work together is what makes a community.

Jamison Burks

GSE Student