History and Mission

Kate Corwin began Green Works in September of 2007 after careers in telecom engineering and as an entrepreneur in the manufacturing industry. From an initial class of 12 in a single ECOS program at a single school, we have grown to serve more than 150 students every year, from multiple schools in multiple programs.

Mission: Since 2007 we have been empowering Kansas City's future leaders  to protect our environment, contribute to our economy, and create healthy communities.


 

"Green Works is one of the most nimble and dynamic nonprofits in Kansas City." - Ann Z.

Annual Report

for Fiscal Year Ending August 2019

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Impact

150+

Students served every year

15,000

Hours of internships funded

All

Excelerate grads better prepared for employment.
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100%

Student high school graduation rate

4,000+

Native plants, shrubs, and trees planted in urban KCMO

Staff

Ophelia Brinkley, ECOS Instructor

Kellie Case, Manager Green Works Lab

Kate Corwin, President

Tamika Doolin, Excelerate Instructor

Angelica Duckworth, ECOS Instructor

Nataleigh Messimore, ECOS Instructor

Kieu Ngo, ECOS Instructor

Wabbas Shahid, IT support and Excelerate Assistant

Roberta Vogel-Leutung, Director Environmental Education

Elaine Warren, Manager Workforce Development

Board

Jensen Adams, Former Senior Facility Manager at Kansas City Public Schools
Laurie Brown, Conservation Ecologist at Vireo
Scott Bingham, Principal Landscape Architect at BBN Architects, Inc.
Ryan Bresette, Board Chair, President of Live Like Luke Foundation
Amy Coopman, Attorney with Foland, Wickens, Eisfelder, Roper & Hofer, PC.
Kate Corwin, President of Green Works in Kansas City
Calvin Girard, Board Treasurer, Senior Manager Integration Success at Evergy
Neila Seda, Design Engineer at CFS Engineers
Manuel Solano, M.D., Former Director at Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center
Queen Wilkes, Green Works alum and Founder of Forethought Media LLC
Shane Wilson, Design Leader at Olivus Design

Non-Discrimination

We are committed to providing high-quality educational and workforce opportunities to motivated young people living in the urban neighborhoods served by the Kansas City Public Schools. Within this target population, we will not discriminate based on economic or social status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation or physical disability.

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