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Jobs for the Future (JFF) and National Wildlife Federation (NWF) are partners in the Greenforce Initiative, an effort to strengthen the capacity of community colleges in six regions of the U.S. to green the skills of our modern workforce; regions include Illinois (Chicago), Michigan, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Washington (Seattle). The Greenforce Initiative:

  • Strengthens workforce development and sustainability practices at community colleges; 
  • Advances the basic skills of lower-skilled adults, focusing on sustainability, green and STEM skills; and
  • Increases the ability of lower-skilled adults to access jobs and career pathways in their local communities.

The Greenforce Initiative builds upon the combined experience of NWF and JFF in environmental sustainability and workforce development, aided by our networks of partners and shared belief in the critical role community colleges play in preparing America's workforce.

NWF and JFF share a desire to increase the capacity of community colleges to help nontraditional students enter the job market with marketable sustainability skills.

Read our Greenforce Initiative One-pager.

Read our press release announcing the launch of Phase II  - The Greenforce Initiative Links Employers and Community Colleges to Meet Growing Need for Sustainability Skills, October 15, 2012

Read about the Greenforce Initiative's NASA Project - Building a Diverse, Green Workforce: Integrating Climate Change Science into Community College Green Career Education and Training.

A special thank you to our funders

Bank of America Charitable Foundation
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
The Kendeda Fund

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