Community program

Black-owned business expands community program to help Houston youth find jobs

HOUSTON (KIAH) – SmartScaping Landscaping & Design, a first Black-owned, Houston-based landscaping maintenance and design company, is expanding its “SmartScaping Cares” community
program to provide students, aged 16 to 25, with immediate employment opportunities, paid internships within the framework
of an upcoming co-op program in partnership with HISD schools, and a career path to
entrepreneurship in the landscape industry!

The SmartScaping Cares Youth Outreach initiative is designed to give young people a head start
towards a career in a growing industry with immediate, well-paying jobs and the opportunity to
students earn academic credit and paid training while learning practical practices
maintenance and design side of the craft, as well as the office and management skills needed to
become an entrepreneur thanks to the new cooperative program.

Bryan Smart, Founder and CEO of SmartScaping Landscaping & Design, joins Houston Happens host Maggie Flecknoe to share more.

For more information on youth opportunities and the SmartScaping Cares program, email
[email protected] or visit


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