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Phone: 816-756-3674
4334 McGee St
% Katherine K Corwin

Kansas City
Missouri 64111
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Target demographics: urban high school students connect to a green economy

Direct beneficiaries per year: 50 students

Geographic areas served: Kansas City's urban neighborhoods

Programs: environmental education, workforce development and community engagement.

Our mission is Environmental Education and Workforce Development for Urban Youth

We educate urban high school students about the environment, involve them in service projects that improve their community, prepare them for post-secondary education and the workforce and connect them to opportunities in the growing green economy.

We also work with individual citizens, families, neighborhoods and organizations through informal science education to increase community awareness and support of environmental education and workforce priorities, and inspire environmental stewardship and respect.
- We have taught 140 urban high school students about Kansas City’s most serious environmental issues.
- We have funded nearly 8,000 hours of paid summer internships for our students.
- Our students and volunteers have planted 5 native plant beds, 50 trees and more than 4,000 native shrubs and plants in urban neighborhoods and along Brush Creek.

And through our programming our students' science literacy scores have increased, they have changed their behaviors towards the environment, they have increased their social capital networks and 100% have graduated from high school.

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I appreciate Green Works because it's engaging students in science curriculum that is relevant to their lives. They are grappling with sustainability issues now as teens which will lay the foundation with how they grapple with these very real issues as adult voters and community members. Green Works... more »
I have been a supporter of Greenworks KC for a number of years and have been very impressed by the ability of the organization to engage urban youth. Not only is Greenworks KC successful in involving students in service projects which improve the quality of the environment in and around Kansas City... more »
I've had the privilege of meeting several students who have participated in the programs at Green Works. I was so impressed by their passion to improve the environment and educate their communities. They were truly inspiring and reflect the passion and commitment of founder, Kate Corwin. Green ... more »
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