Green Team is off to a GREAT Start!
For those of you who don’t know, Groundwork Southcoast (GWSC) really got going when the Executive Director began work in March. In that time she has been working diligently to build relationships in Fall River and New Bedford and the result has been that in just over three months we launched our summer youth employment program: Green Team.
We hired 5 youth from Fall River through Youth Connections and the support of the City of Fall River and 5 through New Bedford with the help of the City of New Bedford as well as partners in schools and non-profits to help us to identify candidates.
The GWSC Green Team hit the ground running!
They focused on 4 areas:
+Community Engagement/ Organizing
+Ambassadors of GWSC Green Team
We were busy. Highlights include: helping do outreach, plan and lead stations in Nature week in Fall River with Mass In Motion and successfully beautifying the Phillips Ave. Pocket Park in New Bedford as well as successfully planning, and executing launch events in each city in summer 2017.
Green Team Staff August 2017