From the text that accompanied the above video, Green For All calls for Green Pathways Out of Poverty Community of Practice:
Weatherize! is a unique partnership that is bringing job to low-income neighborhoods in Newark, NJ. They are also preparing to access Recovery Act money for green job training this month.
Tomorrow, hear representatives from Weatherize! on a Green For All conference call about building pathways out of poverty through green job training, partnerships, and recovery funding.
This month, the U.S. Department of Labor will begin accepting grant proposals to distribute $500 million towards green job training programs.
If you are involved in green workforce development and think your program might qualify for Recovery funds, please join this call:
Green Pathways out of Poverty through Partnerships and Recovery
Thursday, June 4th
11 am pacific / 2 pm eastern
On the call:
- Learn what “green pathways out of poverty” means.
- Get an overview of the Department of Labor’s green job training grants.
- Find out why partnerships are key to qualifying for these grants.
- Hear from 2 green job training programs that demonstrate successful partnerships between community, higher education, labor and business.
- Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, CEO, Green For All
- Jason Walsh, National Policy Director, Green For All
- Wayne Richardson, Garden State Alliance for a New Economy (Newark, New Jersey)
- Dave Johnson, Laborers International Union (Newark, New Jersey)
- Marcy Drummond, Los Angeles Trade Technical College (Los Angeles, California)
If you can’t make the call, sign up for the Green Pathways Out of Poverty Community of Practice to be linked to others who are engaged in green workforce development.