GW Lawrence: Environmental Technical Training Program (ETTP) Success Stories

October 9th, 2014

Groundwork Lawrence, in partnership with the Merrimack Valley Workforce Investment Board, organized a workforce training, Environmental Technical Training Program, as an intensive 5-Week, 40 hour per week course that balances classroom lecture and discussion with active hands on indoor and outdoor field exercise. Within the last year, this program graduated 47 adults.

The program included 9 highly sought after certifications and trainings including:

• OSHA 40-HOUR HAZWOPER (Safe hazardous materials handling training)
• OSHA-10 HOUR (Construction safety training)

For the entry-level participant of the program, these trainings served as the start of a new career in a growing field. For the seasoned worker these trainings also provided critical certifications to enhance a resume and lead to new opportunities and advancement.

Contact Groundwork Lawrence to learn more about the program!

GW Milwaukee Seeks New Executive Director

September 19th, 2014

Please click here for a full job posting, along with application form and related information.

Groundwork Milwaukee is an independent nonprofit organization located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Its mission is to bring about the sustained regeneration, improvement and management of the physical environment. It does this by developing community-based partnerships that empower people, businesses and organizations to promote environmental, economic and social well-being.

GW Anacostia’s Anti-Littering Campaign for the Anacostia River

September 18th, 2014

Check out this cool video that GW Anacostia is featured in – an effective campaign against littering and its effect on the Anacostia River! Click here to learn more about Groundwork Anacostia DC.

GW New Orleans: Restoring a Watershed One Community at a Time

September 10th, 2014

Groundwork New Orleans’ Executive Director, Alicia Neal, blogs here for EPA about how residents of the lower Ninth Ward are trying to bring back communal and green spaces to their neighborhoods through projects aimed at managing the City’s many flooding and stormwater issues.

GW Denver Youth Work with the U.S. Forest Service

August 15th, 2014

Read about the Groundwork Denver Green Team youth and the employment and mentoring experiences they have had with the U.S. Forest Service here.

GW Portland in the news again – taking on East Portland’s brownfields

August 15th, 2014

Read about Groundwork Portland’s brownfields advocacy here in the Portland Tribune.

GW New Orleans Wins $100K Grant to Expand Green Infrastructure Across City

June 16th, 2014

Groundwork New Orleans has been promoting and building green infrastructure projects in the City of New Orleans over the last few years, in particular through its Earth Lab project. In a lot adjacent to the Healing Center on St Claude Avenue in the Marigny, it has installed knolls and dips to form a “bioswale,” a modified ditch that holds rainwater for short periods while water-loving plants filter it as it soaks into the ground. Groundwork uses the lot to teach alternative approaches to water management.

With this new grant of $100,000 from the City’s Sewerage & Water Board, Groundwork New Orleans will expand its footprint in the City by building a similar site called the ‘Lower9 Earth Lab’ at the corner of Caffin Avenue and North Prieur Street. Read all about it here.

GW Hudson Valley Expands Teaching on Hands-on Agricultural Study

June 12th, 2014

GW Hudson Valley is strengthening its collaboration wit Gorton High School’s Agriscience Pathway to provide hands-on agricultural study. Check out the story and video here.

GW Somerville Part of City’s Food Production and Distribution Triangle

June 10th, 2014

The City of Somerville’s Urban Ag program has grown and expanded through State grant and community partnerships, an expansion of South Street Farm, and the creation of the Somerville Innovation Farm. Read more about it here at the Somerville Times.

The expansion of South Street Farm is an example of a successful partnership across Somerville’s public, private and nonprofit sectors,” said Chris Mancini, Excecutive Director of Groundwork Somerville. “It would have been impossible without the enthusiastic participation of everyone involved, and the funding from the Urban Ag grants. The results are two thriving urban oases providing food for the community, education for students and jobs for youth. Groundwork is proud to be stewards of South Street Farm and to work for Somerville youth, with Shape Up Somerville program and STEM Garden Institute to get food and education into people’s minds and mouths.”

GW Portland Questions McDonald’s Coming into East Portland

June 4th, 2014

Here’s a great story about Groundwork Portland rallying East Portland residents around a common vision for their neighborhood that doesn’t include yet another McDonald’s. A quick and inspiring read!