Reports and Press featuring Roots of Success

Reports:

Washington State Department of Corrections. Sustainable Practices Lab at Washington State Penitentiary. WADOC Public Information Office, July 2013.

Waugh, Alexandra. Contextualized Literacy in Green Jobs Training. Jobs for the Future, April 2013. (pages 7-10)

Hildebrand, Jenny. Ohio Implements Energy Conservation And SustainabilityInitiativesCorrections
Today, February 2013. (page 40)

Mohr, Gary. Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Three-Year Strategic Sustainability Plan. Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, February 2012.

Larsen, Kelly. Case Study: Arturo Velasquez Farming/Garden. National Wildlife Federation: Campus Ecology, 2012.

Feldbaum, M, F Greene, S Kirschenbaum, D Mukamal, M Welsh, and R Pinderhughes, Ph.D. U.S. Department of Justice. National Institute of Corrections. Greening of Corrections: Creating a Sustainable System. Washington, DC: AED National Institute for Work and Learning, 2011

Mass, W.; Moss, P.; Hopkins, M.; Ross, M. University of Massachusetts Lowell Center for Industrial Competitiveness. Skills for Green Jobs in the United States. Geneva, Switzerland: International Labour Organization, 2010. (pages 21-26)

Kim, I, E Kirsch, and C Reyes. The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, the Oakland Apollo Alliance, and the Full Circle Fund. Making Green Work: Best Practices In Green-collar Job Training. Oakland, CA: Green-Collar Jobs Campaign (An Ella Baker Center Initiative), 2009

Yen Liu, Y, and T Keleher. Green Equity Tool Kit. Oakland, CA: Applied research Center, 2009.

Pinderhughes, Ph.D., R. The City of Berkeley. Office of Energy and Sustainable Development. Green collar jobs: An analysis of the capacity of green businesses to provide high quality jobs for men and women with barriers to employment. Berkeley, CA: The City of Berkeley, SFSU, Ella Baker Center, Green For All, 2007. (Executive Summary)

P
inderhughes, Ph.D., R. “Green Collar Jobs: Work Force Opportunities in the Growing Green Economy.” Race, Poverty & the Environment: Getting Ready for Change: Green Economics and Climate Justice. 13.1 (2006): 62-63. (PDF)

Press featuring Roots of Success or programs using Roots of Success:

June 2015 – Roots of Success Marathon Instructor Training, Part 1: The first three days

March 2015 – Faces Of Clean Energy- How A Green Job Changed An Ex-con’s Life

December 2014 – New Mexico State University Extension teams with state corrections for prison vocational training

February 2014 – Warden at Prison Near Lancaster Wins National Award for Innovations

February 2014 – Correctional Industries’ dedication to Roots of Success (from Sustainability in Prisons Project Winter 2013-14 Newsletter)

January 2014 – Roots of Success Graduation at Stafford Creek Corrections Center

November 2013 – Adult Learners Achieve Success Through Adult Reading Center Programs (Pearland Journal)

November 2013 – Cedar Creek’s Roots of Success Graduation (Sustainability in Prisons Project Blog)

November 2013 – ODRC Creates Culture of Sustainability with Roots of Success: Environmental literacy and job readiness curriculum strengthens basic skills increases understanding of environmental challenges (Correctionsone)

November 2013 – Full Circle Fund’s “Rising Leaders” Host Inaugural Idea Jamathon (The Huffington Post)

July 2013 – Six Months on from the ‘Green and Decent Jobs’ Report at Otesha (The Otesha Project Blog)

May 2013 – “Root View”: My Experience as a New Roots of Success Instructor (Sustainability in Prisons Project Blog)

May 2013 – Sustainable Practices Lab Puts Inmates Back to Work (Walla Walla Union-Bulletin)

May 2013 – Program Teaches Job Skills Environmental Literacy (Walla Walla Union-Bulletin)

April 2013 – Observing Earth Day in prison (Vera Institute of Justice Blog)

April 2013 – Green corrections in Ohio (Vera Institute of Justice Blog)

April 2013 – Prison inmates receive job training, internships (The Columbus Dispatch)

March 2013 – Creating Green Jobs: A Test Case (‘Girls Can’t Dance Alone’ Blog)

March 2013 – Green Guardians: Training Youth in Green Career Skills (Friends of SF Environment)

February 2013 – Oscar Medina, Southside Barrio Gardening Project (The Pollination Project Foundation)

January 2013 – Louisiana Green Corps Is Recruiting For Its Youth Workforce Training Program (New Orleans Local)

January 2013 – Roots of Success Introduced to Inmates at London’s Wormwood Scrubs Prison (East London Green Jobs Alliance)

December 2012 – ODRC Energy Conservation & Sustainability Initiatives

October 2012 – Laying down Roots of Success in East London

October 2012 – Full Circle Blends Funding and Talent to Help Bay Area Nonprofits

October 2012 – Where do innovative program ideas come from? Lessons from Ohio

July 2012 – Newark’s Sparta-turned-coffee shop offers training, education to people in poverty

June 2012 – Interview of Raquel Pinderhughes, Executive Director of Roots of Success, by Steve Dubb, Research Director of The Democracy Collaborative

April 2012 – NYSERDA’s Workforce Funding Offers Career Opportunities for Disadvantaged Workers

September 2011 – An Urban Garden Prepares Inmates for Green-Collar Jobs. Don Terry. New York Times

June 2011 – Effective Communication With Disconnected Youth: Unpacking the Message Within the Message. National Council of La Raza

May 2011 – The impulse to live more lightly on the Earth is neither political nor elitist. Jenny Gundy. Burlington Free Press

April 2011 – Green For All Fellowship and Academy Program: Empowering Communities of color and low-income communities to organize for a clean energy economy. Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins. Green Labor Journal

April 2011 – Green Jobs – Roots of Success. Hanna Thomas. The Otesha Project