Rating: 5 stars 5 reviews
Issues: Children & Youth, Job Training, Environment
Location: 2231 Edgewood Ave S St. Louis Park MN 55426 USA
Tree Trust’s mission is to improve the community environment by investing in people.
Results: In our nearly 35 years of service we have: • Provided job training and employment for 32,000 young people and 10,000 adults. • Completed hundreds of park maintenance, landscaping and construction projects. • Planted 72,000 trees and shrubs in schools, parks and community areas. • Increased awareness and educated 115,000 students, teachers and community members about the importance of trees and green spaces to the health and vitality of a community.
Target demographics: We offer services to youth and adults of all ethnicities, incomes and abilities throughout the Twin Cities metro area and in selected communities in Greater Minnesota, while maintaining a particular focus on underserved populations and neighborhoods.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Each year we directly serve 7,000 people and countless neighborhoods, parks and recreation areas through our programs.
Geographic areas served: Twin Cities seven-county metropolitan area
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I recently left a successful career at a Fortune 300 company to assume the role of CEO of Tree Trust. I made the decision because I wanted to make a more direct contribution to my community. What I have found, however, is that I am receiving much more in return. The people and programs of Tree Trust - and our impact in the greater Twin Cities area - are amazing. Whether it's summer youth conservation programs, young adult year-round programs or community tree plantings, all make a positive difference to many lives here in Minnesota!
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Each of our programs leaves a tangible legacy for our participants and our communities. We share our knowledge of trees, conservation, erosion-control, etc. to improve public spaces across the Twin Cities.
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