The environment and our community is our priority
This is a workforce development program that reaches underserved populations in our community. UpLift educates, trains, and offers participants pathways to employment in permanent positions.
UpLift participants are eligible to receive a Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional Associate certificate. These opportunities are not only facilitating needed careers in the environmental industry, but are creating environmental stewards for life.
We have recruited nine students from Howard County High School to act as paid EcoAmbassadors for their local community. These influential individuals will support the organization's mission to empower communities and diverse workforces to respect and restore the natural world. Each EcoAmbassador will receive a stipend, training, and support from EcoWorks.
SEEDS OF CHANGE
This program is an environmental and workforce development program at the Howard County Department of Corrections. The inmates learn about nursery operation and plant propagation, then the plants are used in EcoWorks' environmental restoration projects around the County.
This low-cost, high return on investment program develops job skills and helps reduce recidivism.