In some neighborhoods in our region — and near many schools — young people face the threat of gun violence on a daily basis.
During the depths of the most recent recession, a local non-profit won a grant for an ambitious “green jobs” program aimed at training some of the District’s hardest-to-employ residents in urban forestry. The film “City of Trees” explores the challenges faced by both the trainees trying to turn their lives around, as well as the non-profit itself trying to maintain the program as the funds run out. The documentary is screening as part of the upcoming Environmental Film Festival in the nation’s capital.
- Brandon Kramer Partner, Executive Director, Meridian Hill Pictures
- Stephen Coleman Executive Director, Washington Parks & People
- Michael Samuels Former training, Washington Parks and People Green Corps
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