North Bay Institute of Green Technology - nbgreeninstitute
Welcome to the North Bay Institute of Green Technology (NBIGT) - Youth Green Jobs Sonoma
The North Bay Institute of Green Technology (NBIGT), is a nonprofit organization.
Our mission is to provide training, job placement, and retention of low-income, unemployed, or underemployed persons for a career in green collar jobs, to include technologies having to do with sustainability in the environment, energy conservation, and green (non-carbon based) energy production.
Youth Green Jobs (YGJS) - Academia Quinto-Sol (AQS)- Fifth Sun Academy for Young Visionaries - is the flagship program of NBIGT which was successfully launched and completed in the summer of 2009 that promoted energy education and awareness, resource conservation, and employment readiness for under-served, in-crisis and at-risk youth for the green collar jobs sector. Learn more...
NBIGT-YGJS utilizes a "applied skills learning" based approach to learning, helping students to attain the skills necessary to successfully accomplish their goals. We understand what is required, the challenges and what is needed for the student to succeed in the new green economy.
The North Bay Institute of Green Technology partners with leading organizations and agencies to provide cutting edge education and training services as we move toward sustainability. Our partners are important to us, and we value them greatly for the vision, expertise, and funding they bring to our endeavor - allowing us to more effectively serve our students.
Learn more about our partners here.
Co-Founders Evelina Molina & Cris Oseguera
Cris Oseguera has been working with individuals and families in Santa Rosa for about 30 years. His love for aiding others began at about age six with basic Spanish to English and English to Spanish translations. Despite the many challenges he and his family endured as immigrants, he was able to complete High School, transfer to SRJC and then to Cal State Chico, where he obtained his BA in Psychology. The many job positions he has held with various non-profits include: Youth Liaison, Family and Youth Advocate, Case Manager, and Transitioning Age Youth Advocate respectively. He is the founder of "Xinachtli" a proven successful young man's cultural & identity gang prevention program.
Evelina Molina, Co-Founder of the North Bay Institute of Green Technology and director of the EcoWorkforce, has over a decade of experience as a leader, visionary and community organizer specializing in innovative workforce advocacy and program development for migrant economic/climate refugee communities.
She is the 2009 recipient of the "Trailblazer Award" from the Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Economy and is the a 2007 Fellow of that institute. She is a 2002 recipient of the prestigious San Francisco Foundations' Koshland Civic Unity Award which recognizes, "Bay Area grassroots risk-takers, those social innovators of bold spirit who accept the most stubborn neighborhood problems as a personal challenge and who work collaboratively to overcome them."
Evelina serves on the Sonoma County Commission on Human Rights, and the Leadership Group of Mayor Susan Gorin. She sits on the board of directors for the North Bay Institute of Green Technology, the Santa Rosa Community Media Center and the Peace and Justice Center of Sonoma County.
Evelina has been a lead volunteer coordinator for many successful community groups the City of Santa Rosa such as Academia Quinto-Sol (Fifth Sun Academy for Young Visionaries); and the Annual Dia de la Tierra (Earth Day) Festival in Roseland.
Make sure to check out the other pages on our site!
NBIGT in DC
Green Jobs Good Jobs
By Phone: Cris Oseguera 707.849.1499
NBIGT in Washington DC
Good Jobs Green Jobs
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