Groundwork Somerville

About Groundwork Somerville

Groundwork Somerville engages in environmental justice work, especially focused on youth empowerment, health equity, and environmental sustainability through community collaboration. We have a special focus on urban farming, and engaging youth in food justice issues. Our mission is to bring about the sustained regeneration, improvement and management of the physical environment through the development of community-based partnerships which empower people, businesses and organizations to promote environmental, economic and social well-being.


Green Team Leader

June 2020 - August 2020 Somerville, MA
“Through this internship I expanded my knowledge of Environmental Studies- and environmental justice specifically- in a hands-on way that I had not experienced in the classroom. Working on the Green Team is an excellent opportunity to learn more about food accessibility, the history of farming, and the importance of indigenous knowledge, among many other things. Plus, through leading youth workshops on many of the above topics I was able to improve my ability to communicate on nuanced environmental topics. Best of all, it's a really fun job with a great group of people. I would highly recommend to anyone who enjoys working with youth.”
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