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Photo Show: Silicon Valley Volunteers Build School Playground

Parents, teachers, area employees raised $8K and constructed the playspace last week at Cesar Chavez Academy.

New playground underway at Cesar Chavez Academy in East Palo Alto. Photo courtesy of Greg Lydon/Edelman/KaBOOM/Adobe/SAP .
New playground underway at Cesar Chavez Academy in East Palo Alto. Photo courtesy of Greg Lydon/Edelman/KaBOOM/Adobe/SAP .
Some 300 parents, teachers and community supporters, many from Silicon Valley firms Adobe Systems Inc. and SAP, joined together last week to construct a new playground for the Cesar Chavez Academy.

Along with organizers from KaBOOM!, a national not-for-profit dedicating to creating outdoor spaces for kids, the volunteers constructed the East Palo Alto school's playspace based on drawings the students created in August. 

The dedicated school-community volunteers raised $8,500 in funds for the project, and the months-long effort culminated with construction Thursday. 

And now that the concrete has set and dried, the playground is officially open -- for play -- today.  

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