Greater Newark Conservancy

The Greater Newark Conservancy helps “cities bloom” through environmental education, community greening, job training, and urban advocacy.  Its Clean & Green program provides at-risk youth, as well as adults making the transition from unemployment and/or incarceration to employment, with job training in horticulture and landscaping.   Since its start in 2009, the program has assisted over 800 people while converting vacant lots into pocket parks, community gardens, and urban farms.  The nonprofit’s Newark Youth Leadership Project has supported hundreds of youths over the past 15 years.  This year-round training program relies on mentorship and outdoor and horticultural activities to help high school students develop new skills and prepare for college.

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