Expanding Agribusiness Training Program & Farm Equipment Investment
Formerly incarcerated Black youth in Atlanta are at high risk of recidivism, in large part due to the lack of economic opportunities available to them when they leave prison. Gangstas to Growers (G2G), a grassroots organization providing agribusiness training to formerly incarcerated Black youth in Atlanta’s West Side, works to lower recidivism rates while also building a foundation of food sovereignty and climate resilience for Black Atlantans.
With support from the Bezos Earth Foundation, G2G will expand its food justice initiatives in several areas. Leveraging Earth Fund support for training and infrastructure development, G2G plans to increase regenerative agricultural production across 30 farms on Black-owned land, create 40 new jobs for at-risk and formerly incarcerated youth, and spur economic activity that will benefit West Atlanta residents.