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We educate our youth about the environment and empower them to teach others. We create opportunities for people to learn new skills and become more active citizens.
|Mission||To bring about the sustained regeneration, improvement, and management of the physical environment, by empowering people, businesses, and organizations to promote environmental, economic, and social well-being.|
Groundwork Bridgeport is a community based nonprofit organization whose mission is to beautify and revitalize the city.
2007: Groundwork Bridgeport was recognized for our efforts in job training and employment for individuals re-entering the job force. In recognition of our work with veterans, the American Legion awarded Groundwork a Certificate of Appreciation for “service and assistance which contributed immeasurably to the success of the Employment of Older Veterans.”
The Southwestern Connecticut’s Regional Workforce Development Board awarded Groundwork a Company Partner of the Year certificate “for an outstanding commitment to our community’s workforce.”
In November 2007, Groundwork Bridgeport was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation by the City of Bridgeport’s Office of Neighborhood Revitalization and OPED for our “continued effort in NRZ Development with specific emphasis placed on implementation of neighborhood development projects throughout the City of Bridgeport.”
2003: Summer of Service Bridgeport
Service for Peace’s “Celebration of Service and Unity” presents award of recognition to Groundwork Bridgeport for “continuous and sincere efforts to serve the citizens of Bridgeport and to be a partner in the Summer of Service Youth Program.”
2002: Groundwork Bridgeport received the New England’s Environmental Merit Award from the U.S. EPA “for outstanding efforts in preserving New England’s Environment.”
2001: Groundwork Bridgeport is named a Regional Honorees at the Make A Difference Day Awards from the USA Today Weekend magazine. The honor included an award of $2,000.
|Founded||Since its inception in 1998, Groundwork Bridgeport’s main goals have been to convert blighted areas of the city into gardens, parks, playgrounds, and streetscapes.|
|Products||Each of Groundwork Bridgeport's programs have two resounding goals: to improve and beautify the physical environment and to serve and enhance the lives of people. We aim to engage people who will receive the greatest benefit from our work. From environmental education for youth to lawn care services for the elderly, our programs have a limitless range of age and diversity. A number of current programs are growing steadily, and we are always open to exploring new ideas that will keep Groundwork Bridgeport effective for the future.|