Since Est. 2015
Lawn Life Cleveland is a non profit social enterprise that provides employment and hands on job training to young adults between the ages of 16 and 24. Our youth serve as apprentices to professional contractors while earning a living wage as they are learning valuable work ethics and job retention traits.
Lawn Life was originally founded in Cincinnati, by Tim Arnold in 2008 by hiring one disconnected 17 year old kid living off the streets to do some yard work. Today, over 750 at-risk youth have been hired by Lawn Life and over 41% of the youth go on to full time employment with us or one of our strategic partners within 90 days. Lawn Life Cleveland is a 'franchise' of Lawn Life in Cincinnati and is well its way to having a similar success in Cleveland, Ohio.
Our services include:
Lawn Life’s mission is simple: We seek to give at-risk youth their very first, basic, Real work experience. This is done by providing under-resourced communities with detailed landscaping and home improvements at reasonable pricing and completed in a very professional manner.
For many at-risk youth, Lawn Life provides that first, real work experience our youth need to get on the path toward self-sufficiency. While earning a wage, our staff work with our youth to remove barriers to full time employment including but not limited to transportation issues, lack of resume, weak interviewing skills, lack of GED, legal issues, and soft skills needed at most workplaces. Also, while on the job, Lawn Life helps develop good work habits that ultimately translate to real life skills. Once prepared by our crew leaders, Lawn Life works with each crew member to find full time employment in an area of their interest.
Properties currently managed
Lawn Cuts completed in 2017
additional projects completed in 2017
At-risk youth assisted with our programming
Standing on solid ground
See what other say about us
“Awesome job. Would hire again”
“It was nice working with you. I will keep Lawn Life in mind for future projects we may have.”