The Bridge Program is a candidate hub focused on people of color and underrepresented backgrounds in the environmental sector. We offer career navigation support, professional development, networking with like-minded candidates and intentional employers, as well as vetted job posting opportunities.
Addressing an important need for increased racial diversity and inclusion in the environmental sector, The Bridge Program offers an equitable hiring pathway hosted by Greening Youth Foundation and Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards. Building off Greening Youth Foundation’s nearly 20 years of experience recruiting people of color, The Bridge Program expands equitable access to fulfilling careers in the conservation sector. Launched in 2021, The Bridge Program worked with hundreds of underrepresented candidates and helped them secure a wide range of environmental jobs in communications, policy, law, operations, sales, development, philanthropy, human resources, and more.