2017 Fundraising Campaign
Green Workforce Participants
The Green Workforce program builds teen capacity in sustainable landscaping for Richmond’s at-risk youth, while revitalizing green spaces in neighborhoods. Groundwork RVA utilizes sustainable landscaping practices on sites, demonstrating best practices for maintaining the health of the James River watershed. Participants build a strong work ethic and develop relationships with team members, crew leaders, and instructors while taking part in this transformative school-year and summer program. Working an average of 24 hours per month during the school year and 80 hours per month in the summer one teen will earn up to $3,300 in after school and summer landscaping training through community greening and landscape improvement.
Green Workforce on Wheels
In 2014 Green Workforce began with a group of eight George Wythe Sigh school students — thanks to a grant from Councilperson Ellen Robertson — at Oak Grove Bellemeade Elementary School. Over the next two years, Green Workforce proved to be a reliant and professional landscaping training program, acquiring six new Richmond Public School properties as a partnership with the City of Richmond and RPS. This year Green Workforce expands again with 12 RPS sites, a new Hillside Court contract, and an agreement with Stone Brewing Company to sustainably manage their new Williamsburg Road complex.
For donations of $500 and above, donors will receive seasonal landscaping services from Green Workforce.
Crew Cab Truck