Mission Statement


Groundwork Southcoast (GWSC) is investing in environmental leadership of youth and communities that builds racial and social equity in the south coast of Massachusetts through hands-on environmental projects.
Our mission to achieve this is to bring about the sustained regeneration, improvement and management of the physical environment by developing community-based partnerships that empower people, businesses and organizations to promote environmental, economic and social well-being.

Who We Are


GWSC is part of the Groundwork USA network of independent, not-for-profit, environmental organizations called Groundwork Trusts. Locally organized and controlled, Groundwork Trusts provide services focused on improving their communities’ environment, economy, and quality of life.
As a Groundwork Trust GWSC represents a strong partnership between government, business, foundations, community groups, and residents. Projects serve a common agenda and are designed to accomplish other goals, such as stewarding urban waterways, brown field reclamation, job training, environmental education, and developing future leaders through targeted youth leadership development. All projects and activities of Groundwork are carried out to leverage resources for residents to transform their own communities.

What We do


GWSC invests in developing environmental leadership of youth and residents that builds racial and social equity to steward urban waterways and brownfields in environmental justice communities in southeastern Massachusetts.