Green Ambassadors and Apprentices in Pittsburgh’s Northside
GTECH is launching the Green Ambassadors and Apprentices Northside (GAANs) program. GAANs is a green community leadership program, focusing on green economy education and how to turn community improvement ideas into actions. In partnership with the Northside Leadership Conference, we are seeking participants for this program who are Northside-based emerging leaders, active community citizens, and those looking to learn about green jobs. The program training will begin in early March and end in late June, 2012. Sessions will take place on Wednesday evenings, every two weeks. After receiving training, participants will complete a community project of their choosing with GTECH's technical and financial support. A small stipend will be provided to participants. Click here for the Online Application. Applications are due by 5pm on Friday, January 27th.
Goals and Objectives
This objective of this program is to create a network of involved, motivated and informed Northside residents. Participants will learn from and engage with green business owners, workforce agencies, community development experts and other local green economy stakeholders throughout the program. The program is aimed at providing these emerging leaders the tools they need to understand how green initiatives can be useful and how to incorporate them into their communities.
Consider applying to GAANs if you are a member of any neighborhood in Pittsburgh's Northside and are interested in:
- Transforming environmental problems into community resources
- Connecting to education, training, and employment opportunities in the green sector
- Meeting and connecting with other community leaders
- Leading your neighborhood towards positive action
- Learning more about green jobs and sustainable living