Orphaned at at the age of 9, Michael has been living on the streets since the age of 19. In 2015 Michael was offered an internship with GroundWorks. Today he is a full-time employee and has a place of his own to live for the first time in his life.
HopeWorks Social Enterprises helps low-income, Snohomish County residents, achieve self-sufficiency through social enterprises that provide training and pathways to living-wage jobs. GroundWorks provides internships that help individuals develop soft and hard skills allowing graduates to move into the landscape maintenance industry, prepared with valuable experience.