AYC a New Name In Preservation

Currently, the Atlanta Youth Corps consists of two crews: the Old Fourth Ward Crew and the West Side Crew. These two crews completed their initial six-week training period on August 29th and received certifications in urban conservation, light construction and urban agriculture at their graduation ceremony on August 30th.

After completing the training, the West Side crew worked for two weeks clearing invasive species at Lindsay Street Park as well as Vine City Park under the direction of Ed Castro Landscape. After this, the crew worked …

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Getting involved with GYF just got a whole lot easier!

Getting involved with GYF just got a whole lot easier!

Since the beginning of Greening Youth Foundation, we’ve been focused on making sure that youth are not only exposed to environmental stewardship, but that they can apply their learning by pursuing a career in conservation. For the past few years, we’ve been working individually with students and our partners to help them connect and work together, but that process is a bit complex and certainly isn’t scalable. Now, we’ve created a better way to pair GYF youth with jobs.

We’re excited to announce that we launched SERVE today. …

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Atlanta Youth Corps Restores Historic Homes and HOPE

Atlanta Youth Corps Restores Historic Homes and HOPE

Greening Youth Foundation recently made it to the CBS Atlanta Local News Channel, here is the link to our story:

 

http://www.cbs46.com/story/26697639/young-adults-work-to-restore-history-in-atlanta-community

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What an EXPERIENCE! The Legacy Campout: An Urban Camping Experience 2014

What an EXPERIENCE! The Legacy Campout: An Urban Camping Experience 2014

City skyline, twinkling stars, fire pits, a s’mores bar, tents, sleeping bags, and 60+ teenagers were all necessary ingredients for a memorable urban campout that took place this past weekend. On September 19th students from across the Metro Atlanta area gathered at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic site to partake in the Legacy Campout: An Urban Camping Experience, an initiative organized and executed by The Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site & Greening Youth Foundation. With the help of sponsors including The …

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Our Ribbon Cutting Day was a Great Success

Our Ribbon Cutting Day was a Great Success

On Saturday, August 30th 2014, Greening Youth Foundation held it’s first ribbon cutting event to introduce our Urban Conservation Training Institute (UCTI). This engaging event consisted of our Atlanta Youth Corps members providing tours to the community, family members, and officials alike, from United States Fish & Wildlife Service’s Sallie Gentry, and Georgia State Senator Nan Orrock. Following the informative tours, everyone participated in a discussion concerning the history of what has become of the UCTI and all the great and intensive work that has been accomplished …

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Diversify or Die, The Cultural Climate Must Change

Diversify or Die, The Cultural Climate Must Change

Roughly 50 environmentalists of various racial backgrounds — African American, Native American, Latina, and Caribbean — gathered at the National Press Club yesterday with a message for mainstream green institutions: If you are serious about diversity, then put your money where your mouth is or suffer the consequences later.

The newly launched Diverse Environmental Leaders National Speakers Bureau, or “DEL,” convened yesterday on the 98th birthday of the National Park Service to convey chiefly two things: That environmentalists of color are plentiful and available …

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HBCUI interns experience sites and seminars in our nation’s capital

HBCUI interns experience sites and seminars in our nation’s capital

Coming from 8 states and the District of Columbia, our 2014 HBCUI cohort traveled far and wide to Washington, DC this past week. What was the momentous occasion? It was none other than the annual HBCUI Leadership & Careers Workshop.

As a culminating event for the HBCUI summer program, students attended the Leadership & Careers Workshop to gain valuable insight into National Park Service and government careers. Sessions included networking and personal branding, a panel discussion, as well as the highly coveted session “How to …

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GYF’s Urban Conservation Training Institute Hopes to be Game Changer for Atlanta’s Youth

GYF’s Urban Conservation Training Institute Hopes to be Game Changer for Atlanta’s Youth

From the Atlanta Blackstar:

ATLANTA — As soon as Dominique Robinson set foot in the garden earlier this week with the rest of her training crew, vivid childhood memories came rushing back to her from the hot summers she spent toiling away on her grandmother’s farm and garden in North Carolina.

Robinson wasn’t even aware of it at the time, but those long-ago summers may have been prepping her for an environmental career.

Now Robinson, 28, is part of the …

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Diverse Green Tell All Report

Diverse Green Tell All Report

The erudite Dorceta E. Taylor found and arranged an array of astounding information, just for you. Data on  diverse groups and their relationships with Environmental National Government Organizations, Government Agencies, as well as Foundations proves itself hard hitting, and must be shared. Greening Youth Foundation wants you to honestly read the report, tell a friend, or share it with a neighbor, and cause an uproar so that your voice can be heard. Job opportunities, life experience, and environmental exposure are all virtually being denied from diverse groups of people as if they …

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The SAGES Master Environmental Leadership

The SAGES Master Environmental Leadership

 

June 30th-July 3rd educators from schools across Georgia gathered at Kennesaw State University to participate in the Science for All Georgians through Environmental Stewardship (SAGES) training. SAGES is a project of the Captain Planet Foundation Leadership Center and assists with equipping teachers with transformative teaching practices, experiences, and resources to enhance learning and discovery within the classroom.  I had the pleasure of participating in this opportunity and acquired even more knowledge in the environmental education field.

 

 

Throughout this week long training, educators worked independently and in …

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