MAP’s Growing Green

Youth get summer work and learn how to transform the neighborhood’s food systems

PUSH and its partner organizations see young people’s experiences and diverse outlooks as one of the neighborhood’s greatest resources. It’s the youth who will envision the future of the West Side and lead the campaigns that will nurture those visions.

PUSH’s close community partner, the Massachusetts Avenue Project (MAP) has paved the way for youth work in the neighborhood with Growing Green, a program that develops young citizens through hands-on experience in urban agriculture, nutrition, food preparation and distribution, small business, and a growing awareness of the inequities of our country’s food system.