Healthy Economics is a show me method for building communities

PURCHASE The Four Steps of Hotep, Written by David N. Roach.

“Healthy Economics,” as described by David N. Roach, defines the schools in the neighborhood as the communities nucleus for development. Healthy Economics attempts to utilize the inter-generational populations of a school, to increase the sustainability of the overall community.

Healthy Economics believes every school should have a functioning Student Government Association, Parent Teacher Association and Alumni association.

Healthy Economics also declares that,” every school should have a garden, a farmers market and grocery store.

Healthy Economics divides this inter-generational population into three main organizations: The Student Government Association, The Parent Teacher Association and The Alumni Association and attempts to collaborate them as the Intergenerational Enterprise.

The main function of The Inter-generational Enterprise is to manage/own the schools garden, farmers market and grocery store.

The students will benefit by learning more about governance, while gaining hands on work experience within their community. To illustrate, when the students graduate from the school in their neighborhood, they will assume the role of Alumni and support/mentor/volunteer to further develop the businesses they once employed them as students.

How does a school/community get started towards building Healthy Economics?

Healthy Economics defines each 1st Saturday of the month as the “Official Volunteer/Recruitment Day.”

Every Superintendent/Principal/ Teacher, of every school, should add to their annual school calendar, SAVE THE DATE’S – 1ST SATURDAY’S – VOLUNTEER/RECRUITMENT DAY.

The agenda- Update from the Principal. Update from Student Government Association, PTA, Alumni. Hear updates/minutes from each organization and welcome new members, community partners. Progress on school’s garden, farmers market and grocery store.

Where are we today?

1st Saturday’s begins September 6th, 2014 (the first 1st Saturday of the upcoming school year).

We are looking for schools around the globe to join our efforts in building healthy, sustainable, communities.

Start/ Join at

To learn more about the four programs to achieve Healthy Economics in any community, purchase the 28 page guide of The Four Steps of Hotep, Written by David N. Roach the book The Four Steps of Hotep

Donate to The Familyhood Connection Inc.

For Immediate Release – May 30th, 2014

Dear Friends,

With a mission of promoting programs that bring the generations together, The Familyhood Connection Inc, a 501 C-3, non-profit corporation, has launched the Healthy Economics Campaign. Healthy Economics declares, “ every school shall have a garden, a farmers market and a grocery store…and every school shall have a functioning Student Government Association, PTA, and Alumni, collaborating, to manage their garden, farmers market and grocery store.”

With the Healthy Economics vision in mind, The Familyhood Connection Inc, has launched four main programs to build this collaboration of organizations it calls “The Inter- Generational Enterprise” to manage these food related enterprises (garden, farmers market and grocery store). 1st Saturdays is one of the four programs/strategies.
Realizing all schools are in different stages of actually having a functioning Student Government Association, Parent Teacher Association and Alumni Association, The Familyhood Connection Inc, has launched the 1stSaturday’ website to recruit members from each of these organizations to volunteer/share updates/announcements once a month at their school site.

We are seeking sponsors/partners to assist us in relaunching the site September 6th, 2014 (the first 1stSaturdays of the new school year). On this day, we would like our site to show all the various schools utilizing 1stSaturdays as a vehicle to build a healthier, sustainable, community.

We thank you in advance

David N. Roach
The Familyhood Connection Inc

1st Saturdays – Upcoming Events – 3 events – Lowell Park Garden/Market, People’s Grocery, Geoffreys Inner Circle

Upcoming Events

3 upcoming events.
1st Saturdays – Lowell Park, West Oakland
February 1st 2014
Lowell Park in West Oakland

Volunteer at the future Lowelll Park Farm and Farmers Market. Join The City of Oakland Parks and Recreation, City Girl Farmes, Urban Releaf, CURME, Mo’ Better Food and others in building this urban f…
People’s Grocery Black History: Tree Planting Ceremony in Honor of Black Farmers
February 1st 2014
California Hotel Garden

Saturday February 1st, George Washington Carver Orchard Groundbreaking in Honor of Black and World History at the California Hotel Garden! 10am -3:00 pm We will be planting about 15 fruit trees a…
1st Saturdays- Geoffreys Inner Circle
February 1st 2014
Geoffreys Inner Cirlce

Every 1st Saturdays we celebrate 1stSaturdays – The monthly volunteer day with dancing to hip hop and R& B music. If you volunteer during the day, bring you VIP card and enter for free!…

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What is 1st Saturdays?

The name says it all! The first Saturday of each month is the official monthly volunteer day! You can start your own event and The Familyhood Connection Inc, will assist in attracting volunteers to support your big picture efforts.

Where to start? Our vision is to have every school on planet earth adopt the first Saturdays of each month as a monthly volunteer day. Our plan is locate representatives from the student government association, Parent Teacher Association, Alumni and community partners to collaborate to build at their school site, a garden, a farmers market and a grocery store.

One month at a time, lets advance towards developing healthy, sustainable, communities!

Start yours today!

1st Saturdays – Oakland, Ca @ Lowell Park- Chef Robert Dorsey!

On November the 2nd, at Lowell Park in West Oakland, several organizations came out to Lowell Park to start the construction of the Lowell Park urban farm at 8:0 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., followed by The 1st Saturdays Community Fair Farmers Market from 11:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Lowell Park has several features for the entire family this 1st Saturdays event was able to highlight. The basketball courts, funded by the golden States Warriors and Toyota, featured youth basketball competitions. In the open space area, YMCA presented Zumba lessons, while vendors provided community a variety of workshops and discussions including Chef Robert Dorsey’s healthy eating workshop shown above.

1st Saturday’s – October 5th, 2013

Come join us October 5th, 2013 from 8:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. The Oakland Park and Recreation has just announced the materials are ready to roll. Come join representatives from Oakland Park and Recreation, Curme, Obugs, The Familyhood Connection Inc, City Girl Farms, Keep Oakland Beautiful, Urban Releaf and the Bay Area Morehouse Alumni Association.

View Lowell Park -Urban Farm/ Market in a larger map

Lowell Park -Urban Farm/ Market
A portion of Lowell Park will be dedicated to an urban farm and market. 1stSaturdays is a monthly volunteer day to remind the community to come out and be apart of this project. We want it to be community owned and operated. Come share your thoughts and muscles!

Urban farm/market
Meet at 8:00 am- 11:00 a.m. at Lowell Park. Task: spread mulch throughout area. Discuss future plans of the project. Presented by The County of Alameda, Oakland Park and Recreation, The Familyhood Connection Inc, CURME, City Girl Farms

But it doesn’t end there.

By volunteering, you will receive a V.I.P pass to the Official 1stSaturdays party!

Come party with The Familyhood Connection to celebrate 1stSaturdays at Geoffrey’s Inner Circle.

Geoffrey’s Inner Circle and Webb MGMT present:

1st Saturday After Party Event Page –

DJ SDot in the mix all night.

Early arrival suggested.

Birthday parties email for the BEST party packages.

For more information, birthdays or bottle service:

Doors open at 9:00 p.m. 21+ | Dress code enforced

Geoffrey’s Inner Circle is located at 410 14th Street, Downtown, Oakland.



For more information visit:

What is 1st Saturdays?

What is 1st Saturdays?
1st Saturdays represents the first Saturday of every month as the official volunteer day.

What is the function of the 1st Saturdays website?

Our vision is to see communities all over the world coming together to build their communities, at least, one day a month thru volunteerism.

How to use

Go to the events page and start or join a 1st Saturdays volunteer day in your community!

Visit: and start or join an event!

SAVE THE DATE 6th Annual MLK National Day of Service Richmond, CA.


    6th Annual MLK National Day of Service
    Richmond, CA.

    Join us for another fabulous day of service, community, gardening and celebration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    9:00 am – 12:00 pm Service Projects
    12:00 pm MLK Commemoration
    12:00 pm – 2:00 pm FREE garden fresh Lunch, Djs and LIVE Entertainment, Kids Activities and workshops
    1:45 pm Closing

    Ride your bike to the event!
    FREE secure Valet and Bike Fix-in with Rich City Rides…
    (BART is just a few blocks from the 16th Street site)


    We are honored to welcome Ashel Seasunz Eldridge of Earth Amplified to this year’s event… also we should be able to announce another very special musical guest soon —> STAY TUNED

    ART is in FULL EFFECT!
    MLK DAY Richmond welcomes the collaboration of the CRP team offering up a community mural project, Daud Abdullah offering another amazing community based mosaic offering and MALIK Seneferu and Karen Seneferu bringing a magical, rooted community based art project for this year’s MLK DAY on the Richmond Greenway!

    Volunteer Projects:
    This year we will build our market stand, plant our spring gardens and more trees in the Edible Forest, rebuild the CURME Medicinal Garden, build new or repair old garden beds, make sign and art other projects

    Entertainment & Activities:

    - FREE Food
    - FREE Hot Tea Bar
    - Stages with live performances (EBCPAs)
    - Commemoration of Dr Martin Luther KIng Jr’s life and work
    - Bike parking (Rich City Rides)
    - Bike Fix-in (Rich City Rides)
    - Trail sign making Project for nearby landmarks
    - Face painting (Marinette Tovar and friends)
    - KidZ Zone (Arts Activities, Pot Paining)
    - Petting Zoo
    - Paint by Numbers Community Mural (CRP)
    - Mosaic Project (Daud Abdullah)
    - Community Mural Project (Karen & Malik Seneferu)

    Gonna be one not to be missed ♥

    More information to come, so stay tuned…

    Martin Luther King National Day of Service 2012 in Richmond, California is coordinated by Urban Tilth in collaboration and partnership with the following community organizations, local businesses and National Agencies: City of Richmond, Alpha Kappa Alpha!, Communities United Restoring Mother Earth (CURME), Community Rejuvenation Project (CRP), Daud Abdullah, East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, Friends of the Richmond Greenway, Iron Triangle Neighborhood Council, Malik Seneferu, Movement Generation Justice and Ecology Project, Pogo Park, the realRICH, Rich City Rides, The Watershed Project, World ONE (keCg) radio, US Forest Service and all of the individual volunteers who come out – rain or shine – to honor the life of Dr Martin Luther King Jr through service!

    It is generously funded by City of Richmond, The Corporation for National and Community Service and partnership with the Cesar Chavez Foundation, NUTIVA and US Forest Service.

Richmond, California

Getting Started

Getting Started!

1stSaturdays is the official monthly volunteer day of the Healthy Economics Campaign.

We recommend reading, The Four Steps of Hotep, by David Roach, to better understand 1stSaturdays and the Healthy Economics Campaign.

We are currently accepting applications for organizations and even dedicated individuals to start 1stsaturdays in their community. Download the organizers guide to get started!

On December 1st, you will see a mapping of 1st Saturday events across the globe.