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Creating Career Pathways in the Green Economy

Working with employers to create career pathways, training, and supports that prepare low-income adults for family-supporting careers in the rapidly growing green economy. 

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GreenWays workforce partnerships are distributed across eight labor markets throughout the United States. This initiative invests in the following cities:


SkillWorks leads the GreenWays efforts in Boston, managing a GJIF grant. SkillWorks has 17 funders, including both public agencies and private foundations and is chaired by the Boston Foundation and the City of Boston.


Opportunity Chicago is a collaborative of foundations, government agencies at all levels, nonprofit organizations, and employers in Chicago committed to helping low-skilled, low-income Chicagoans prepare for and secure meaningful jobs that pay well and offer room for advancement.


The Detroit and Southeast Michigan Fund for Innovative Workforce Solutions (Detroit Regional Workforce Fund) leads the GreenWays efforts in Detroit. The goal is to organize resources to promote economic opportunity for lower-skilled residents and build the capacity of the workforce delivery system to meet the needs of low-income residents and of employers in key industry sectors. .

Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Workforce Funder Collaborative leads the GreenWays efforts. The collaborative is guided by three overarching goals: building financial stability for underrepresented populations, improving business vitality, and building a regional workforce system.


The Milwaukee Area Workforce Funding Alliance leads the GreenWays efforts in the greater Milwaukee area, working in alternative fuel auto technology, energy-efficient construction, and urban forestry, and assisting workforce partnerships through capacity building activities.


The Job Opportunity Investment Network (JOIN) increases the number of individual earning family-supporting wages by supporting industry-led partnerships that train low-wage workers for high-demand, mid-skilled positions in the greater Philadelphia area.


SkillUp Washington leads GreenWays efforts in greater Seattle/King County. SkillUp Washington is a partnership of 12 major public, private, and philanthropic funders that support workforce, education, and training services for low-income adults.

Washington, DC

An initiative of the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, the Greater Washington Workforce Development Collaborative leads the GreenWays work in the District of Columbia and eight counties in Maryland and Virginia.