Green Team

by Groundwork Somerville, Inc.

Summary

The Green Team is an environmental job corps employing youth ages 14-17 in a full-year urban agriculture, parks assessment and landscaping opportunity.
$2,750
total raised
55
donors
0
monthly donors
7
years active

Challenge

Youth summits and community visioning projects have all noted youth employment as a major concern and need in Somerville. The Green Team fills this void by engaging youth in year-round employment at a living wage (in Somerville $9/hour). We not only work in a meaningful experince in the green jobs field, but we also build employment/job skills and do environmental community development in our community.

Solution

1) Harvesting, maintaining and selling produce from our schoolyard gardens and South Street Farm at the local Farmers' Market 2) Assessing parks and playgrounds for potential activity 3) Visiting National Parks for service work

Long-Term Impact

1) Benefitting the green infrastructure of our community 2) Creating a new generation of urban farmers 3) Providing locally grown produce to the Somerville community 4) Imparting new knowledge of job skills on high school students

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a XLSX file (projdoc.xlsx).

Resources

http:/​/​www.GroundworkSomerville.org
Groundwork Somerville Website
Groundwork Somerville Facebook Page
Groundwork Somerville Twitter Page

Organization Information

Groundwork Somerville, Inc.

Location: Somerville, MA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.groundworksomerville.org
Groundwork Somerville, Inc.
Project Leader:
Groundwork Somerville
Somerville, MA United States

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