Building healthy communities

Building healthy communities

A national network with deep local roots, we help underserved communities become healthier places to live, work, and play.

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Creating community parks & green spaces

Creating community parks & green spaces

Hand-in-hand with local residents, transforming vacant or contaminated properties into parks and green space, trails and community gardens

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Valuing diversity, advancing equity, inclusion & relevance

Valuing diversity, advancing equity, inclusion & relevance

Advancing equity and inclusion and working across difference to counter disinvestment and create relevant community-driven change

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Growing the next generation of environmental leaders

Growing the next generation of environmental leaders

Growing the next generation of environmental leaders by helping young people effect change in the environment, their communities, and themselves.

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Revitalizing urban waters and the communities around them

Revitalizing urban waters and the communities around them

Bringing communities together to revitalize urban waterways and the neighborhoods around them.

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The mission of the Groundwork USA network is to bring about the sustained regeneration, improvement and management of the physical environment by developing community-based partnerships which empower people, businesses and organizations to promote environmental, economic and social well-being.

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Changing Places, Changing Lives

Javier Ochoa Reyes

I love the fact that we’re able to provide so many resources to kids.

Project Coordinator, Groundwork Richmond

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Building a Culture of Health

Creating a convenient and beautiful greenway along the Spicket River makes walking and exercising an easy choice for residents.

Heather McMann, Executive Director, Groundwork Lawrence

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Renee Milligan

Groundwork’s value is that they bring new vision and a light about the environment. They bring help, awareness, and they bring new things.

Community Volunteer, Groundwork Hudson Valley

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Nurturing Community Through Urban Gardens

The people in the neighborhood know what’s missing.

Antoine Carter, MUG Program Director, Groundwork Milwaukee

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Ashley Perez

I don’t think people realize how much being able to go outside in a safe space is taken for granted.

GWUSA Board and Green Team Alum, GW Hudson Valley

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Dave Oletski

You have to decide that you’re not going to quit – cannot quit – under any and all circumstances.

Community Volunteer, Groundwork Denver

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