Our Programs

 
 

URBAN FELLOWS

Urban Fellows is our service-learning program for Bridgeport, CT youth aged 14 to 18 years old. The program takes place year-round during 4 different sessions. Youth who participate in Urban Fellows are eligible to apply for our Urban Explorers program which takes participants on experiential learning trips to National Park sites throughout the country such as Yellowstone National Park in Montana, Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts, and others.

Up to 80 youth can participate in one of our four (4) sessions starting in January (Winter), April (Spring), July (Summer), or October (Fall) each year. The program combines classroom instruction and community service projects over the course of six weeks. The focus of the program is on urban beautification and revitalization and learning is achieved through a variety of landscape and recreational activities.

Classroom instruction takes place in Groundwork’s offices in downtown Bridgeport and community service projects take place at sites throughout the city. During class time, participants learn about urban horticulture, plant identification, landscape design and architecture, and other topics related to the stewardship of the physical environment. Classroom instruction is supplemented with community service projects that tie back to what was taught and can include tree planting, raised bed construction, community garden maintenance and other activities.

Space for this program is limited to 20 participants per session. To be notified when the next application comes out, please sign up below or apply online here. For more information, please call the office at 203-335-6126.

primary program times

Mon./Wed. or Tue./Thu.
3:45 pm - 6:15 pm

primary Meeting Location

1001 Main Street, Suite 20
Bridgeport, CT 06604

 

urban rangers

Urban Rangers is our year-round community service program for Bridgeport, CT youth aged 14 to 18 that promotes stewardship of the city’s green and other spaces. This program is geared towards those youth who would like to be involved with Groundwork Bridgeport but who are unable to participate in the Urban Fellows program due to space limitations or other time commitments such as work, sports, or other activities.

Similar to the Urban Fellows program, youth participate in meaningful community service projects throughout the city that aim to improve the city’s physical landscape and engage residents in fun activities in the city’s many open spaces.

If you are ready to join Urban Rangers please sign up to the right, otherwise to find out more about Urban Rangers, please call the office at 203-335-6126.

primary program times

Usually Saturdays but varies
Morning, Afternoon or Evening

Location

Various meeting locations in
Bridgeport, CT

 

urban explorers

Urban Explorers is our summer travel experience program that takes Bridgeport, CT youth aged 14 to 18 on overnight trips to National Park sites throughout the country. Whether helping to renovate a building, improving trails, or setting up for a centennial celebration, participants work with National Park staff on a variety of fun activities.

Eligibility:
Due to the limited number of people that we can take on these trips, the Urban Explorers program is open only to those youth who are present or past participants of our Urban Rangers or Urban Fellows programs.

To become a part of one of those programs, please visit the Urban Rangers page or the Urban Fellows page for more information.

To express your interest in the Urban Explorers program, please sign up to the right or to find out more, please call the office at 203-335-6126.

Yearly Application Deadline: April 30th

primary program times

Sunday – Saturday
Summer

Location

Various National Parks througout the
USA

 

design studio

The design studio is Groundwork's newest program. social enterprise. ..

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Availability

Monday – Saturday
Morning, Afternoon or Evening

Location

123 Demo Street
Manhattan, NY 12345

 

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Availability

Monday – Saturday
Morning, Afternoon or Evening

Location

123 Demo Street
Manhattan, NY 12345