Founded in 2012 by a collaboration of community leaders, state and city employees, and teachers. Groundwork RVA is a proud partner of the National Park Service, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation and the City of Richmond; and is a member of the Groundwork USA network.
Green Workforce operates from community facilities that are walking distance from participants’ homes. During the months of September through May, Green Workforce participants earn a stipend while learning landscape management and horticulture through the maintenance of Richmond Public Schools, such as John Marshall and George Wythe High School, Richmond Technical Center and Oak Grove Bellemeade Elementary School.Participants earn $8.50 per hour, and are eligible for an increase in compensation with measured improvement in work ethic and leadership skills. Groundwork RVA’s horticulture instructor and program manager perform weekly and monthly evaluations to give team members regular feedback. Through the improvement of their high school sites, youth learn marketable skills in horticulture, develop a strong work ethic and cultivate a sense of community pride that impacts residents, students and school staff.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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