Since our founding in 2009, Roots of Success has remained committed to promoting environmental literacy, academic skills, and career readiness training within a wide variety of workforce and reentry programs. While we recognize that many programs have faced extreme reductions in funding over the last few years, we know that basic environmental and academic literacy skills training remain critical to preparing people with barriers to employment to become job ready and obtain entry-level jobs in the green economy.

IMG_2535 cropThis is why we are thrilled to announce that through a generous grant from the Kendeda Fund we will be able to provide 30 job training and reentry programs with Roots of Success Train-the-Instructor training for up to two of their staff, as well as the student workbooks required for a year’s worth of classes (up to 60), free of charge! Interested programs should submit an application by Friday, November 15, 2013. To apply online go to:

Roots of Success 2013 RFP Application

All job training and reentry programs serving individuals over the age of 18 with barriers to employment are strongly encouraged to apply — especially those with an existing green career pathways component. To be eligible, organizations must be based in the US and have tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)3 of the IRS Code, or be fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)3 organization.

We encourage you to explore our website to learn more about Roots of Success, or Train-the-Instructor training, and the impact the curriculum has on programs that use it. If you have any questions regarding this RFP application, please email