Thanks to Hannah Martin of the Weekly Dig for her wonderful article featuring Groundwork Somerville’s 2011 National Park Preserver Team!
PHANTASMA: NATIONAL PARK PRESERVERS
“Someone with financial problems, you can’t help them with money.”
Such is the motto of Ronald Leaks, community organizer at non-profit Groundwork Somerville–teach people how to use brushcutters, and give them an eye for an overgrown field.
Through a program called National Park Preservers, Leaks preps four at-risk youth for a competitive entrance into the outdoor work job market with 16 weeks of job training, skill development and resume building.