Our mission is to contribute to an economy rooted in good jobs, thriving communities, and a healthy environment. We do this by preparing youth and adults who come from communities disproportionately impacted by poverty, unemployment, and environmental injustice to become professionals and leaders who can access good green jobs and improve environmental and social conditions in their communities.
Roots of Success is a multimedia, activity-based curriculum that is facilitated by an instructor and taught in a classroom setting. The curriculum is composed of ten modules and can be taught as a stand-alone course or integrated into an existing program or curriculum.
Programs use Roots of Success because our teaching approach and materials immediately engage individuals who have struggled in school and have barriers to employment and are directly relevant to people who come from low-income communities. Our curriculum strengthens academic and professional skills, increases environmental literacy, focuses on 125 careers that can provide individuals and their families with economic security, and inspires individuals to become activists and leaders who can improve conditions in their communities and in society more broadly.