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Happy Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

Happy Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

This month, we celebrate and recognize the contributions and influences of the Asian and Pacific Islander American community to America’s […]

Service Corps


The Service Corps is GCF’s flagship AmeriCorps service and training program. Corps Members serve full-time to gain the skills, certifications, and experience required to launch sustainable career pathways while serving NYC public housing communities.


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Watch the Corps in Action


We are working toward a “green city” rooted in social, economic, and environmental justice. We view young adults from frontline communities as the essential force for driving the emergence of sustainable and resilient cities—by transforming their own lives, leading community transition, and promoting the values of a new regenerative and inclusive economy.

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Latest News

Cohort 21 Graduation Award Recipients
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Cohort 21 Graduation Award Recipients

Congratulations to all of the award recipients of Cohort 21! These awards showcase the many successes and growth opportunities of […]

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You’re Invited to Cohort 21’s Graduation Ceremony!
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You’re Invited to Cohort 21’s Graduation Ceremony!

Dear GCF Community, We are so excited to invite you to Cohort 21’s Graduation Ceremony! The ceremony will be held […]

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Graduate Testimonial

I’ve always been interested in horticulture, but I lacked the actual hands-on experience I felt was necessary to seriously get into the field.

Zaya Brown, Cohort 20, 2020 Graduate

Social Enterprise


The GCF Illuminators help thousands of low-income New Yorkers reduce their energy bills every year in partnership with energy service providers and NYSERDA. Staffed and operated by GCF alumni, the Illuminators execute large-scale energy audit and retrofit projects in low-to-moderate-income single and multi-family housing.

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NYCHA Residents


The Service Corps designs and drives sustainability initiatives across the New York City Housing Authority and NYC. From Farms at NYCHA to Love Where You Live, GCF serves residents’ and communities’ health and sustainability. Learn how you can get involved, take home fresh produce, join the Service Corps or refer a friend or family member.

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