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Youth & Workforce

Climate Equity Workforce Leadership

Tucson Clean and Beautiful is happy to announce that our organization is one of the three recipients nationwide awarded the American Forests Tree Equity Workforce Network Pre-Employment Program Grant which has allowed TCB to forge an exciting new tier of paid climate action and adaptation opportunities for climate vulnerable young adults.

Tucson Clean and Beautiful is excited to launch our Climate Equity Workforce Leadership Program (CEWL).

The CEWL program is a 6-month paid workforce education experience consisting of weekly onsite green career development training, applied arboriculture and green infrastructure fieldwork, and community-based action events. This program aims to serve Tucsonans between the ages of 18-26, searching for part-time employment, who are hoping to explore climate adaptation industries while gaining transferable workforce skills. No college degree is necessary whatsoever – we are seeking passionate, kind and curious learners.

Weekly units consist of a hybrid model that prioritizes fieldwork and hands-on paid work experience in urban forestry and green stormwater infrastructure, as well as community engagement and personal development. Weekly learning modules are designed to increase awareness of viable green career pathways and deepen participant’s sense of self, place, and belonging within the Tucson community.

Applicant Requirements

  • Between 18 and 26 years old
  • Good communication skills
  • Willing to effectively communicate with TCB supervisor and staff
  • Capable of an physically demanding and active weekly field schedule
  • Positive and kind attitude
  • Willing to learn and apply new skills
  • Interest in environmental improvement, restoration, adaptation, environmental justice, landscaping

Program Times

  • 15-18 hrs per week
  • 3-4 days a week
  • Wednesday/Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday
  • August 2023 – February 2024

Compensation & Benefits

  • $15.00 Hourly Wage
  • Transportation Voucher
  • Boots and Field Gear
  • Career Pathway Support and Mentorship
  • Connect with local government and community organizations.
  • Learn about urban forestry green stormwater infrastructure through hands on experience
Want to learn more about what Tucson Clean & Beautiful does? Take a look at our programs and get involved!

Youth Tree Leaders

TCB actively seeks young individuals, ages 13-18, who are interested in leading neighborhood tree planting events. This is an excellent opportunity to train with certified arborists and become an expert tree planter. As part of this initiative, you will play a crucial role in correctly planting trees across Tucson, contributing to our city’s greenery and environmental sustainability. Join us in making a significant impact on our community and environment.

Applicant Requirements

  • Be available to work weekend mornings, 8:45am-11:00am (October-March)
  • Have transportation to and from weekend events
  • Must volunteer for one event to become Youth tree planter

Compensation & Benefits

  • Receive a leadership stipend of $15 per 2-hour event
  • After 6 tree plantings, you are eligible to become a climate action leader!
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