$7,500 MWCDC: Pittsburgh Conservation Corps
PROJECT: Pittsburgh Conservation Corps
PROGRAM: 2015 Small & Simple Grants
GRANTEE: Mount Washington CDC
In order to establish an innovative workforce development program that pairs a range of land stewardship services with a range of different land types known as The Pittsburgh Conservation Corps, MWCDC and Pittsburgh Community Works sought financial support from Neighborhood Allies to engage existing community based companies/organizations to co-design a model of cooperation and partnership.
Funds will be used to provide stipends to participating agencies and facilitate a two-part focus group to co-design a model of collaboration. Goals include: 1. Enhance and expand capability of existing community based businesses that provide land stewardship services; 2. Co-design a model of education, training and employment to link existing service providers to the development of a Pittsburgh Conservation Corps (PCC); 3. Help address unmet land stewardship needs – ultimately contributing to the health, safety, and justice of each community.