Sustainable South Bronx

Sustainable South Bronx (SSBx) provides training for careers in green construction and maintenance. Participants learn about environmental justice; gain hard skills such as carpentry, utilities, building mechanics, and energy auditing; and earn industry certifications that help them stand out in the job market.


Length: 14 weeks

Certifications: OSHA 10 General Industry, OSHA 30 Construction, 8hr Fall Prevention, 2hr Drug/Alcohol Awareness, Site Safety Training card, Construction Site Safety Flag person, DOB 4hr Supported Scaffold User, OSHA 16hr Confined Space, CPR and First Aid, HAZWOPER, Asbestos Handler, RBE WHALCI, Air Sealer, MFBO

Schedule: M-F 9-5

Next start date: 6/12/24

Typical career paths for graduates: Green construction, building maintenance, commercial driving & warehouse

The South Bronx has long faced significant environmental injustices such as overtrucking, toxic air pollution from local power plants, and a lack of green space. To address these challenges, the Sustainable South Bronx (SSBx) program trains jobseekers in the green construction and maintenance fields, improving energy efficiency throughout the borough. Graduates who complete the program gain 10 industry-recognized credentials and the skills and knowledge to succeed in a variety of green careers.

All jobseekers in the program are paid a weekly stipend of $50.

In addition, program participants receive the skills, training and education within the HOPEworks curriculum, including: digital literacy, resume writing, interviewing skills and more.

Ready to Apply?

We first need you to attend an informational session where we’ll walk you through our programs and how HOPE works.

I was involved with the criminal legal system in my past, which was always a significant barrier when it came to sustained employment. Since HOPE, I’ve been more career-focused, and I’m celebrating one year in a human resources role.


And, we continue to support you long after you begin your career.

When you’re HOPE, you’re HOPE for Life.

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