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For urban high-schoolers in Kansas City, a launching pad for their careers

Jerry Rose (l.), a member of the Green Works staff, poses with college student Lyndon Ersery at the nonprofit’s headquarters in Kansas City, Mo. Source: David Karas

Lyndon Ersery is a junior studying engineering at the University of Missouri. Thanks to some intensive workforce training, he is well on his way to a successful career in the field.

A product of the public school system in Kansas City, Mo., Mr. Ersery is familiar with the barriers that students who don’t have access to contacts and internships encounter in trying to explore such a field. He credits Green Works, a nonprofit organization in Kansas City, with helping to provide

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