Groundwork Somerville

At A Glance


Somerville, Massachusetts

Primary Issue Area:

  • Living Economies
  • Food

Active since:


Grants Received In:

  • 2011
  • 2009
  • 2007

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Our Purpose

to bring about the sustained regeneration, improvement and management of the physical environment through the development of community-based partnerships which empower people, businesses and organizations to promote environmental, economic and social well-being.

Summary of Projects

Groundwork Somerville received a grant in 2011 for youth and adult stipends and materials to build a program that fosters youth leadership development and focuses on addressing racial and health equity issues in Somerville.

The group received a grant in 2007 through the Boston Grants Initiative to expand the Green Team, a summer jobs program where youth learn valuable job skills, to include an after-school jobs program where youth are paid small stipends to envision, plan for and create their own community improvement projects focused on green infrastructure. In 2009 Groundwork Somerville was supported to fund the Compost Crusaders, a youth, community and volunteer run program looking to empower Somerville small businesses and residents to compost through a fee-for-service compost pick-up, management and educational program.