California Greenworks. Inc.

California Greenworks, Inc. was founded on the ideals that change for good is possible through ordinary people. that this change is possible with common goals.

Location: LOS ANGELES , California
Year founded: 2002

Description

We are an environmental group who focused is on improving the quality of urban life through environmental education programs and projects which revitalize urban communities. –California Greenworks, Inc. “Greening Communities one Neighborhood at a Time.”

Projects like Maya Angelou Native Plant Butterfly Garden provide student’s with up close involvement with natural sciences. Students are able to closely observe the life cycle of butterfly in their habitat.

California Greenworks partners with the city of Los Angeles council district 9 City Council member Curren Price office, Home Depot and LADWP to develop the garden which would honor and memorialize the late great work of Dr. Maya Angelou. The project was dedicated on November 21, 2014 at Maya Angelou Community High School. This project also proposes to acknowledge the work that the late Maya Angelou stood for in social justice and human equality, but also speak to the ecology and life cycle of butterfly. The plants which have been placed into the garden are California natives and are drought tolerant. 

Programs like our urban watershed education program WaterLinks Urban Watershed Education Program gives inner city students exposure to a world yets unknown to explore that is our ecosystem. California has one of the most diverse ecological systems on the planet. Urban students are exposed to 3 week classroom lesson plan with explains what is a watershed. The program furthermore provides details about recycling, pollution preventions and ecosystems of marine wildlife. Our relationships with Hyperion Waste Treatment Facility and Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro further deepens students knowledge base of the environment.  

A huge part of our mission statement deals with "Greening Communities one neighborhood at a time". We feel that its our obligation or duty to create safe green spaces for the residents here in south Los Angeles. Each year our organization selects and organizes volunteers to beautify. an area  in south Los Angeles. Unfortunately south Los Angeles has a high rate of crime and  increasing urban blight. One of the most illegally dumped ares within the city happens to be on Hyde Park Blvd.  Our board of Directors and volunteers along with CD 8 Bernard C. Price office have taken the lead to create a community project to reduce this blight and control the debris being place there by planting trees and performing an annual community beautification and cleanup on Hyde Park Blvd. We feel that this work help build community while improviing the condition of the neighborhoods.

Our relationships with both our council offices, community groups  and work that we perform in Los Angeles, Compton and Inglewood public schools sets California Greenworks apart from most non-profits doing environmental work with youth. It is our sincerest hope that we can be supported by this fund and other funding opportunities through this program to continue the work that we've started.


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