Groundwork RVA's youth and workforce programs evolved from an effort to engage Richmond's youth in green infrastructure development.
The Green Team is a citywide program that partners with Richmond Public Schools and the James River Park System and other local organizations. Green Team members plan and implement revitalization projects that have an impact at a neighborhood level, and expanding access to Richmond's natural and cultural resources.
During school year 2018-19, Green Team consist of three 6-member crews working during:
Fall (Oct 8th - Nov 16th)
Winter (Feb 4th-Mar 15th)
Spring (Apr 1st-Apr 19th) Partnering with James River Park System Outdoor Education for a week of service & recreation!
The Green Workforce program builds recent high school graduates capacity and develops work experience for Richmond’s at-risk recent graduates, while revitalizing green spaces in neighborhoods. Young adults work as seasonal employees with Groundwork RVA through community greening and landscape improvement.
Bellemeade enterprise center
The Bellemeade Enterprise Center is where Green Team and Green Workforce meet during the school year. Youth engaged in programming learn bike maintenance skills, landscaping, sustainability, and project management.