GREEN COLLAR JOBS

GREEN COLLAR JOBS Six New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) residents were among the 25 recent graduates of the very first MillionTreesNYC Training Program class. The seven-month program provides on-the-job career training and education with the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation to a select group of New Yorkers who wish to build careers in urban forestry management, ecological restoration and urban landscaping. The program is made possible through a collaboration between NYCHA's Environmental and Sustainability Committee, the Parks Department and the non-profit New York Restoration Project, with the support of the Mayor's Fund to Advance NYC, the NYC Center for Economic Opportunity, the Altman Foundation, and David Rockefeller and Bloomberg Philanthropies. The six NYCHA residents are: Ketsia Fervilus, Joseph Jackson, Giovanni Pacheco, Ernesto Rivera, Luis Tavarez, Quinel Kendricks, and Nadine McGregor. The graduation took place on May 29th at the Parks’ Arsenal Building in Central Park.