Green Job Training in Action

BEST Graduates on the Job

Our flagship program, BEST Academy, turns 10 in 2013. We’ve now had a decade to track our graduates and see how their training has served them. From Michael Mendez, one of the first-ever graduates, to Pablo Villegas, a recent grad, we’re thrilled with what we see. Read about our graduates and the work they’re doing here:

  • Michael Mendez has been with Bronx River Alliance since 2004. Pablo Villegas, a 2012 graduate, just started working last year. Read more about their work here.
  • From July through October of 2012, a dozen BEST Academy graduates working through our SmartRoofs social enterprise cleaned and coated roofs throughout the city for the NYC CoolRoofs initiative.
  • More than 20 BEST Academy graduates helped clean up after Hurricane Sandy. Read how the BEST Academy training prepared them for disaster recovery work.