We have expanded our Green Workforce program to include not only George Wythe High School but also Armstrong High School, Broadroack Elementary School, John Marshall High School, Martin Luther King Middle School, and Richmond Technical Center. We are excited for this new development and updates will be coming soon!

Groundwork RVA and the City of Richmond Department of Parks & Recreation are engaged in a Green Workforce partnership that prepares high school youth for careers in parks conservation, landscape design and sustainable maintenance, civic leadership, and environmental health. In their implementation of a watershed landscape and community garden plan created by the neighborhood, youth will develop leadership skills, the techniques of landscape maintenance, and knowledge of parks management. Green Workforce participants complete weekly conservation leadership lessons in the field and classroom practicum.
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George Wythe High School – Southside Team
Team members will work with civic leaders to create safe and beautiful routes from the neighborhood to the Bellemeade Recreational Center.
  • Provide high school youth training in park conservation, project management, and opportunities to develop leadership skills through Green Workforce program
  • Create a sense of civic engagement, pride, and stewardship among participants and their families by engaging them in Bellemeade Watershed Conservation
  • Establish an Enterprise Center at Bellemeade Park to help with bike repairs and opportunities for neighborhood youth to earn a bike

John Marshall High School – Northside Team

  • Provide high school youth training in conservation, project management, and opportunities to develop leadership skills through Green Workforce program
  • Create a sense of civic engagement, pride, and stewardship among participants and their families by engaging them in upkeep of John Marshall High School’s campus

Armstrong High School – Eastend Team

  • Provide high school youth training in conservation, project management, and opportunities to develop leadership skills through Green Workforce Program
  • Create a sense of civic engagement, pride, and stweardship among participants and their families by engaging them in Richmond Cycling Corps site at Fairfield Park
  • Design and maintain an active mountain bike track in their neighborhood for residents use and Richmond Cycling Corps racing team.

Partners
City of Richmond
Department of Parks & Recreational Facilities
Richmond Public Schools
City Of Richmond Community Gardens Program
Renew Richmond
Virginia State University
Reedy Creek Coalition
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Bellemeade Watershed Coalition
Richmond Cycling Corps
RVAMore
REI