Groundwork Atlanta’s mission is to achieve the sustained regeneration,
improvement, and management of the physical environment by developing
community-based partnerships, which empower people, businesses, and
organizations to promote environmental, economic, and social well-being.
Groundwork Atlanta’s program focus encompasses four areas: Brownfields, Urban
Waters, Urban Agriculture, and Youth Development. Brownfields to greenfields for
parks development and limited potential economic development. Our urban waters
initiatives will include the Chattahoochee River and Proctor Creek. The urban
agriculture focus will include backyard gardens, neighborhood gardens, larger scale
urban farming, farmers markets and food security. Youth programs include the
Green Team, which employs ages 14-18 after school, on Saturdays, and during the
Summer; in projects that include environmental education and opportunities to
work toward higher education or vocational tracks.