Summer internships matter! Teen employment hits record lows
In 2000 39% of African-American teens held a summer job (a dismal statistic). In 2013 this number fell to 19%! Young people who work in their teens end up doing better in a wide range of social and economic indicators including graduating from college at…
Green Works featured in the Kansas City Star Magazine
Green Works was featured in the Kansas City Star Magazine and founder Kate Corwin was interviewed about the history of Green Works and the internship program. Read the article.
Our students create a public service announcement for KCMO Parks & Rec.
Green Works students wrote the script and are featured in a Kansas City MO Parks and Recreation public service announcement on recycling. The video is shown on Channel 2, and on Youtube.
Students plant native flower bed at Brush Creek Community Center.
Our new class of ECOS students spent a gorgeous fall afternoon planting a bed of native plants at the Brush Creek Community Center. The bed, located next to the west entrance features Orange and Purple Coneflower, Asters, Prairie Drop Seed, Butterfly Milkweed, NJ Tea, Golden…
Green Works partners with Jack Johnson
August 16, 2010 Green Works was proud to be featured as a non-profit partner at the Jack Johnson concert in Kansas City. We had a booth at the concert and fifteen pictures of our students and volunteers were shown on the screen between acts. Kate…
Shaking Up Recycling
February 27, 2010 Green Works received a grant from the MARC Solid Waste Management District to promote recycling and decrease solid waste in urban Kansas City. The Shake Up Recycling Tour made it’s first stop at the Blue Hills neighborhood in February with fifty residents…
Green Works president named “Eco Activist of the Year” by The Pitch magazine
The Pitch magazine annually publishes their best-of-Kansas City listing that features everything from the best restaurants to the best media personalities to the best goods and services. This year Green Works president Kate Corwin was named the “Best Eco Activist”.