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Green Pathways Out of Poverty through Partnerships and Recovery

Links to PDFs of reports, and slide shows referenced during the June 4th Community of Practice Conference Call.

Community of Practice Learning Call


All across the country, exciting partnerships are forming. Unlikely allies are coming together to create model green job training programs that successfully build pathways out of poverty. And the Recovery Act includes green job training grants to fund these programs, for which the Department of Labor will begin soliciting proposals in June.

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On this call presenters:

- discussed the Department of Labor's green jobs training grants;

- emphasized the importance of partnerships between community, labor, industry, higher education and workforce systems in order for programs to become successful and to qualify for the DOL green jobs training grants; and

- gave examples of successful partnerships among unlikely allies.



We also referenced the following resources during the call:



  • Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, CEO, Green For All
  • Jason Walsh, National Policy Director, Green For All
  • Wayne Richardson, Garden State Alliance for a New Economy (New Jersey)
  • Dave Johnson of Laborers International Union (Newark, New Jersey)
  • Marcy Drummond, Los Angeles Trade Technical College (Los Angeles, California)



  • Ladan Sobhani, Program Manager, Green For All



We encourage you to continue the conversation started by this call by posting questions, comments and advice on the discussion forum* and engage in dialogue with your peers and the presenters. The discussion forum is a new feature on the Green For All website and requires you to set up an account in order to participate.

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