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    • Our Impact

      Civic Works’ Center for Sustainable Careers (CSC) has pioneered a three-part model of workforce development, social enterprise and high-road business development for building an inclusive and equitable green economy.

      Our 3-Part Model


      Workforce Development

      CSC’s workforce development component provides participants with the hard and soft skills training to succeed in family-sustaining careers. It has five career tracks: brownfields remediation, residential energy efficiency, stormwater management and solar installation, and through partnership with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, land resource management.


      Social Enterprise

      CSC’s social enterprise component provides on-the-job training opportunities for each energy efficiency, solar, and stormwater student, and functions as a model for inclusive hiring and employment practices within the industry.


      Job Quality Advancement

      CSC’s job quality initiative helps employers raise the quality of and expand access to their entry-level positions by committing them to equitable hiring and employment standards. In exchange, CSC helps grow these businesses by marketing them as socially responsible and channeling procurement opportunities to them.

      Through this comprehensive program model, CSC is making Baltimore’s economy more equitable and sustainable.

      Key Outcomes


      unemployed and underemployed
      Baltimore City residents have
      graduated since 2003


      of graduates have secured
      family-sustaining employment


      of placed graduates retained
      employment for at least one year


      high-road companies have committed
      to CSC’s job quality and workplace 
      equity standards

      $9.3 m.

      in procurement opportunities
      channeled to high-road employers