In collaboration with the National Park Service at Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park and the City of Richmond, the Trust uses “Rosie” history to inspire members of Rosie’s Service Corps with the value of collaborative work, strength in serving others, and a daring vision of women’s careers.


Rosie's Service Corps is comprised of:

  • Rosie’s Career Preparedness Program focuses on career education and awareness, as well as an introduction to the trades, power tools, and learning power skills. Students participate in “We Can Do It: SMART Goal Setting” and “Power Tools for Building a Resume”, as well as Financial Literacy. Students have the opportunity to meet guest speakers from the trades and non-traditional work opportunities, attend field trips, and participate in career fairs. 

  • Rosie’s Service Corps Summer Camp: A 5-week camp for 12–15-year-old girls/girl-inclusive youth aimed at building self-confidence, career skills, and trades training, as well as exposure to the outdoors and a wider horizon for what young girls can be and can do in their lives.


Our Every Kid Outdoors program (formerly known as Every Kid in a Park) provides thousands of fourth graders with a chance to learn important WWII and social change history, a healthy one mile hike on the Bay Trail, and an opportunity to understand the joy of the outdoors and the need to protect natural treasures like San Francisco Bay. Every child also receives a one year pass to visit any national park for free with their family. The Trust brings more than 1200 children from underserved classrooms to the park each year by providing funding for bus transportation. For many, it’s their only field trip in a school year.


Thanks to the National Park Foundation’s Open Outdoors for Kids grant, we have created hybrid programming (part in-person as Covid allows and part virtual) for 4th-8th graders with the mission to connect students, teachers and families to national parks in meaningful ways. Our project is called “Saving history before it is gone." We invite students to engage with Rosies to capture and record their authentic lived experience, and thereby teach the students what history is, whose voices are represented, and how history gets created. The students are then asked to take learned documentary concepts to their own families and communities and to create oral histories based on who in their own lives is an older person (grandparent, great-grandparent, etc) whose story they could capture, thus being the documentarian for their own family. We are currently working with 94 students.