The Branching Out program collaborates with a variety of partners including:



Groundwork USA/Somerville
Groundwork Somerville is an environmental 501(c)3 non-profit organization that promotes sustainable community development and revitalization. By creating opportunities for healthy education, green jobs, and sustainable community, Groundwork Somerville empowers people to lead healthier, happier, and more prosperous lives.


Student Conversation Association (SCA)
The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is America’s conservation corps. Our members protect and restore national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks and community green spaces in all 50 states. The SCA’s mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of our environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land.


Youth Conservation Corps (YCC)
National parks are in disrepair. Historic buildings are crumbling, native species are losing the fight to invasive species, trails are disappearing. In the Youth Conservation Corps members learn new skills while conducting work projects to help restore and protect the natural, cultural, and historic resources of your national parks such as removing exotic or invasive plants; constructing or repairing boardwalks, bridges, trails, campsites, fences; teach environmental education programs, and habitat preservation.

Stephen T. Mather Building Arts & Craftsmanship High School is a Career and Technical Education (CTE) high school located in New York City, that is dedicated to preparing a diverse group of students for careers, college and citizenship through hands-on exploration and training in preservation-based carpentry, masonry, decorative finishing, and landscape stewardship. Leveraging an innovative new partnership with the National Park Service (NPS), students will graduate with the technical skills needed for a job sector that is rich with opportunities both locally and nationally.

Other participating organizations:
Arnold Arboretum
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy
Emerald Necklace Conservancy
Franklin Park Zoo