Forterra is proud to announce it is awarding a Community Restoration Grant to Partner in Employment (PIE) to fund the work of the Youth Restoration Training Crew, a paid training program for immigrant and refugee youth in King County.
Partner in Employment seeks to provide an opportunity where BIPOC and immigrant and refugee communities can participate in the stewardship of their local parks and increase their presence in the environmental sector.
Historically, environmental training experiences, many unpaid or under-paid are inaccessible to immigrant and refugee youth. By paying youth for their time and effort, and providing fun and educational experiences in nature, and training job readiness skills, PIE is removing historical barriers and creating access to a variety of environmental careers.
PIE has been a primary steward at Tukwila Park and has significantly impacted the park through long-term restoration and will continue to prioritize Tukwila Park as a site for the Youth Restoration Training Crew Program after the grant period. Partner in Employment remains dedicated to the mission of environmental stewardship and the economic stability of newly arrived refugees and immigrants in King County.
Congratulations Partner in Employment! We are so grateful for the work you do.