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Roots of Success Graduate Awarded Pearson Prize In Recognition of Outstanding Community Work

Roots of Success Graduate Awarded Pearson Prize In Recognition of Outstanding Community Work

We are thrilled to recognize yet another landmark achievement by outstanding Roots of Success graduate Jamela Brown. Jamela, who completed Roots of Success in 2010 while participating in the San Mateo Green Jobs Academy, and recently finished a year-long internship at the NASA Ames Research Center, was  selected as a 2013 Fellow of the Pearson Prize for Higher … Continue reading

Message from the Founder

Message from the Founder

“Roots of Success is more than a curriculum, it is an empowering experience. It prepares youth and adults to think critically about environmental problems and solutions, strengthens their academic and labor market skills, develops leadership, and helps them understand how dignified, meaningful, and community-serving green work is.” – Raquel Pinderhughes, Professor of Urban Studies and Planning, San Francisco State University

WA Inmate Reflects on Experience Teaching Roots of Success for First Time

WA Inmate Reflects on Experience Teaching Roots of Success for First Time

In the article linked below Michael, a Washington State Penitentiary inmate, reflects on his experience as a newly trained Roots of Success Instructor: http://sustainabilityinprisons.org/blog/2013/05/01/root-view-my-experience-as-a-new-roots-of-success-instructor/ Roots of Success “lights a path toward hope” Michael explains “it paints a picture of a conflict that, for once, is not only winnable, but will have no losers at all.” 21 inmates and … Continue reading