"I wanted to show that young people do care about their communities and that we can make a difference. It's a natural progression, if you support youth with Godly principles, you will help stop crime and ultimately strengthen the communities that we all live in." 

~ Matt Garcia, Fairfield City Councilman, 2008

FFINEST from the highest point of the Great Wall
Matt Garcia Learning Center

"Thank you to Josh, Recology, and Debra for your generous donations to the Matt Garcia Learning Center School."

School gardens are a wonderful way to use the schoolyard as a classroom, reconnect students with the natural world and the true source of their food, and teach them valuable gardening and agriculture concepts and skills that integrate with several subjects, such as math, science, art, health and physical education, and social studies, as well as several educational goals, including personal and social responsibility.

Read more about the value of school gardens at GreenHeart Education

"Young people increasingly are isolated from the land and deprived of the joys and responsibilities it teaches."
— Alice Waters

"To a great extent we are a deplaced people for whom our 
immediate places are no longer sources of food, water, livelihood, 
energy, materials, friends, recreation, or sacred inspiration."
— David Orr

2014 Junior/Senior Prom
So excited for the Matt Garcia Learning Center School. It's their very first Junior/Senior Prom! 
Thank you Shannika You rock!


The Matt Garcia Foundation Scholarship: Diego Alcantar, Leah Alvarez, Daraja Carroll, Carolyn Elder, Aries Gresham, Yuxuan Guo, Leslie Gutierrez, Akila Hunter, Bernardo Ortega, Adrian Ortega, Vereniz Ortiz and Teresa Quintanilla; Geranium City Garden Club Scholarship: Kathleen Ng; Golden Hills Mustang Club Scholarship: Christian Marmolejo; Kathleen E. Herbert Memorial Scholarship: Laura Paolo Becerril. 

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