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

Green Jobs Pioneer Van Jones Praises Roots of Success

Green Jobs Pioneer Van Jones Praises Roots of Success

“Roots of Success is the missing ingredient in the green collar jobs landscape: an accessible curriculum that helps people break the cycle of poverty by providing needed job and academic skills while empowering them to improve environmental and public health conditions in their communities. We are standing on the verge of a new economy and … Continue reading

Energy Efficiency Organization President Applauds Impact of Roots of Success

Energy Efficiency Organization President Applauds Impact of Roots of Success

“Through Roots of Success our job seekers are better prepared for ‘Energy Efficiency Technician’ and related technical courses they take from Association for Energy Affordability, and for success in energy efficiency jobs.” -David Hepinstall, President of the Association for Energy Affordability

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

Mission High School Students to Earn College Credits for Taking Roots of Success

Mission High School Students to Earn College Credits for Taking Roots of Success

Earlier this week, eight teachers from  Mission High School were certified to teach Roots of Success during a training near their campus in San Francisco, CA. The newly trained instructors will begin offering Roots of Success to students at Mission High later this month, and we are thrilled to announce that we have succeeded in creating a university-credit-bearing course for those … Continue reading