River Terrace Education Campus
Last fall, we launched a workforce development partnership with the River Terrace Education Campus. We provide on-the-job green industry skills training to 13 special needs young adults. Skills are taught at actual work sites throughout Ward 7 and within the youth’s classroom. We are excited about this program opportunity!
Youth lend a hand at the University of the District’s of Columbia’s (UDC) East Capitol Urban Farm (ECUF), raise wetlands plants with the Anacostia Watershed Society, maintain and service three in-stream trash reduction devices known as “Bandalong Litter Traps” located in two sections of Watts Branch stream, and participate in a six-week healthy cooking class on UDC’s campus.
For the remainder of the school year, the young adults will plant and grow seedlings in the school’s greenhouse for the ECUF; transfer wetlands plants they have grown in class to the Kenilworth marsh within the Anacostia River; maintain UDC’s Garden of the Senses; and participate in a campus sponsored career fair. If your organization has employment positions available for which the young adults may be considered, please contact the River Terrace staff – information provided below – to volunteer as a career fair participant.