Supporting Community Outreach with Resident Experts (C.O.R.E.) Fellows
The success of urban greening projects depends on productive collaboration among a wide range of community stakeholders. With support from the Bezos Earth Fund, The Trust for Public Land, an organization dedicated to ensuring that all people have access to quality outdoor experiences, will provide two fellows from its Community Outreach with Resident Experts (C.O.R.E.) program to facilitate such collaboration for Greening America’s Cities grantees in Atlanta, Chicago and Los Angeles.
TPL developed the C.O.R.E. fellowship program to cultivate leaders in environmental justice at the local level. Fellows receive TPL mentorship and training that prepares them to create change in their communities, with a special focus on addressing inequities in access to parks, trails, and other public lands.
Bringing local residents, community organizations, and government partners together for productive conversations about environmental justice issues, C.O.R.E. fellows make meaningful changes in their communities over a sustained period of time. By supporting Bezos Earth Fund grantees in several states, the fellows will help facilitate and strengthen a variety of vital urban greening projects.