The Mill River Watershed Association (MRWA) promotes effective stewardship of the Watershed through conservation and restoration focused on long term watershed health, informed community involvement, and utilization of the watershed’s resources. The Fellow would work closely with the MRWA in support of their mission to promote effective stewardship of the Mill River, and may serve in various capacities including membership development and engagement, maintaining and building partner relations, planning and executing community outreach and engagement events, creating content for social media and press releases, and website updates and fundraising initiatives.
Agency website: millriverofsouthcentralct.org
New Haven Ecology Project, Common Ground
Common Ground is a center for learning and leadership, inviting people across ages and identities to connect to their urban environment, build community, grow into their full potential, and contribute to a just and sustainable world. The Fellow would work to help grow Common Ground’s long-term sustainability, working to strengthen its fundraising activities. The Fellow would focus on research, writing, and messaging projects that contribute to accelerating strategies designed to raise money to support Common Ground’s mission.
Agency website: commongroundct.org
New Haven Urban Resources Initiative
The Urban Resources Initiative is a nonprofit Yale University partnership that transforms people and places through urban greening. They work to cultivate community-based land stewardship, promote environmental education, advance the practice of urban forestry, and provide Yale students with clinical learning opportunities. The program conducts resident-led environmental restoration, builds community, and fosters stewardship and civic empowerment. Fellows would provide technical and skills training support to 6 community groups doing environmental rehabilitation (tree planting, vacant lot restoration, and leaded soil remediation). If in person, the URI Fellows would also assist materially, supporting community groups at each site.
Agency website: uri.yale.edu