Groundwork Rhode Island is a non-profit, community-based environmental organization dedicated to strengthening and sustaining healthier and more resilient urban communities in Rhode Island. Our mission is to reconnect the fabric of urban communities by meeting the dual needs of environmental
sustainability and economic prosperity in partnership with community residents, businesses, and other partners. Through all of our programs we seek to serve the common goal of creating sustainable, healthy, and beautiful communities for Rhode Island’s urban residents, especially those in economically-distressed areas. Groundwork’s programming helps both youth and adults feel a stronger connection with the urban environment, instills community pride, and encourages residents and businesses to be stewards of our shared community.
Our programs include the summer youth Green Teams, adult environmental job training programs, the Hope Tree Nursery, Ring Street Community Garden, and the GroundCorp landscaping social venture, which hires graduates of our job training program. All of these programs seek to support residents in the development of economic resources that improve their individual lives and communities, as well as improve both the natural and built urban environment. In addition to these core programs, we also provide a community tool bank for local residents and businesses, rain barrel and trees available for purchase, technical assistance to residents and commercial entities seeking to better manage stormwater on their properties or convert to landscaping with native plants, and other expertise in the areas of brownfield redevelopment and community engagement on environmental sustainability initiatives.
Groundwork Rhode Island, 1005 Main Street, Suite 1223, Pawtucket, RI 02860