Greencorps Chicago gives underserved communities a leg up in the Green economy

Greencorps Chicago

It’s always nice to hear about politicians’ plans for creating huge numbers of green jobs at some undetermined point in the future, but even better to hear about any number of green jobs today. Good news for residents of Chicago:

The city of Chicago’s Greencorps Chicago program provides intensive jobs training to give persons from marginalized communities a leg up in the green economy.

Reset Sustainability Contributor Karen Weigert introduces one program graduate who says, “Greencorps saved my life.”

GUESTS: Andrew Hines, program director, Greencorps Chicago

Tavaras Short, shop supervisor, Greencorps Chicago

Karen Weigert, executive vice president, Slipstream; former chief sustainability officer, city of Chicago. Listen to the segment on WBEZ Chicago.

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