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U.S. EPA Honors San Francisco Bayview Hunters Point Graduates of Environmental Job Training Program

Release Date: 04/25/2014
Contact Information: Rusty Harris-Bishop, 415-972-3140, harris-bishop.rusty@epa.gov

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today recognizes 21 graduates from Hunters Point Family/Young Community Developers for completing EPA Brownfield’s Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWD/JT) program. An awards ceremony honoring the graduates will be held at the University of California San Francisco Mission Bay Campus at 11:00 a.m.

Funded in part by a $200,000 grant from EPA, students of the Hunters Point Family training program gained the certifications and expertise necessary to secure skilled “Green Jobs” in environmental cleanup and sustainable landscaping. Hunters Point Family also received funding from the San Francisco Department and Children, Youth, and Families and the Office of Workforce and Economic Development, as well as foundation and donor funding.

Students are unemployed or underemployed residents of the Bayview Hunters Point community who are interested in working on the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard site cleanup and native landscaping restoration projects for Pacific Gas & Electric and San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. This is the third of four groups of Hunters Point Family students funded by this EPA grant, and the first EWD/JT grant Hunters Point Family has received from EPA.

For more information about EPA’s Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Program, visit: http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/job.htm

For more information about EPA’s Brownfields program, visit: http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/index.html

For more information about Hunters Point Family, visit: http://hunterspointfamily.org/

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