Pictured are Irlanda, Ty and Jay. They were apart of our first Groundwork Southcoast Green Team in the summer of 2017. Irlanda is a resident of New Bedford and Jay and Ty are Fall River residents. Groundwork Southcoast is dedicated to working at the intersction of environmental and communtiy justice in both cities.
Irlanda recalls that "Green Team was special. I liked getting to learn and do so many new things. I had work to do, but I also learned about different environmental jobs and I got to make friends with other Green Team members from Fall River and other cities too. I never thought I would get to make a difference in my city. Where we worked, the parks and streets looked clean and nice. People would thank us as we worked." It was a priviledge to watch the leadership of all three to blossom this summer. As the summer came to a close, instead of sending them off- Irlanda, Jay and Ty felt so connected to Green Team and Groundwork Southcoast that they and some of their peers have chosen to continue doing service for Groundwork Southcoast in spite of not being able to provide them wages at this time.
We invite you to join us. Please help Irlanda, Jay, Ty and the rest of our Green Team to continue to grow. They are giving their time and energy to help grow this program. We ask you to please match their dedication by providing your donation.
*Please note that our fiscal agent is Groundwork Lawrence, but we are Groundwork Southcoast.