The New Jersey Institute for Social Justice hosted a commencement ceremony on December 15th , for 20 graduates from its Environmental Remediation Job Training Program, which prepares residents of the greater Newark area for meaningful employment to support themselves and their families.

Program participants are often low-income, have low literacy levels and have little access to opportunities. Many are returning home after incarceration. The Institute’s Environmental Remediation Job Training Program ensures participants have the skills and knowledge needed for careers in the green economy.