Groundwork Rhode Island is a non-profit, community-based environmental organization dedicated to creating healthier and more resilient urban communities in Rhode Island. We achieve this through our many urban stewardship programs, which create economic opportunity for Rhode Island's urban residents, and at the same time physically improve our shared urban environment, especially in economically-distressed areas. We believe our mission can only be achieved by meeting the community's dual needs of environmental sustainability and economic prosperity in partnership with residents, businesses, and other partners.
Groundwork Rhode Island’s Adult Job Training introduces local residents to career pathways in the environmental sector – particularly in the areas of brownfield remediation, lead and asbestos abatement, stormwater management, and urban land restoration. The training offers many certifications that … Read more
GroundCorp, the social venture of Groundwork Rhode Island, is a landscape design-build and maintenance service. Fully-insured and licensed as a contractor in the state of Rhode Island, GroundCorp provides valuable, paid, hands-on work experience to graduates of our job training … Read more
Groundwork Rhode Island’s summertime Green Team Program provides youth development and employment opportunities for high school students across Providence, Pawtucket, and Central Falls. Youth are hired for a six week period to participate in environmental education programs and community service projects that improve … Read more
Groundwork Rhode Island is committed to offering community members access to healthy growing spaces, as well as enhancing opportunities for residents to develop a meaningful, educational, and productive relationship with the environment. At our Ring Street Community Garden, in addition … Read more
The Groundwork Rhode Island Community Garden is located at 14-16 Ring Street in Federal Hill. It is composed of two lots in a historic residential neighborhood. Before Groundwork Rhode Island took ownership of these lots, they were an eyesore. For … Read more
Groundwork Rhode Island works with its numerous partners in various ways to help develop, protect, and preserve the city’s natural environment and create a sense of place by building strong neighborhoods.