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Founded in 2003, Trellis for Tomorrow fosters compassion and resilience in people and inspires them to build sustainable communities. We utilize community-based gardens as living classrooms where we deliver experiential programs for organizations and historically underrepresented youth in organic gardening, personal development, and career readiness. Our programs help people to become positive agents of change in their own lives and in their communities.
This year, all funds raised through the Amazing Raise will go toward the support and expansion of our GROW Careers Crew.
GROW Careers connects youth aged 16-24 with meaningful work experiences in the form of 4-8-week internships. GROW is designed to benefit those in the beginning stages of their career and local nonprofit and social impact businesses in the region. Trellis for Tomorrow recruits and interviews youth, matches them with an intern opportunity, and supports the intern throughout the program.
The GROW Careers Program (formerly Youth Leadership Extension or YLE) has facilitated over two dozen internships with local youth and mission-aligned organizations since its inception in 2020. In 2022, we rebranded as GROW Careers – Getting Real Opportunities in the Workplace – to highlight the aim of building workforce development skills with our participants.
“I definitely feel more confident going to college and knowing I’ll be able to use what I learned in the future for networking and internships & jobs. Additionally, I felt supported and comfortable throughout the entire internship process from the very start – even before being matched” – Angela, intern at Innovation Training & Consulting
“I had a wonderful experience, felt very welcomed and confident enough to try new things when applicable. I couldn’t come up with any improvements because it was great!” – Abbey, intern at Green Allies
“Outstanding experience with Trellis. Bob was a great partner…Loved and appreciated this opportunity, and I look forward to a shared, cooperative future!”
– Sean H., Executive Director, Barnstone Art for Kids
“[Abbey] fit right in and now is a member of this year’s student leadership team, working with 16 other high school students from 4 schools. The placement was perfect! Thank you.” – Ken H., host at Green Allies