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Lifting up GCF service and alumni in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Lifting up GCF service and alumni in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Dear Green City Force Community, Every MLK Day is a day at GCF of reflection and recognition of Dr. Martin […]

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

Reflecting on Hispanic Heritage Month
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Reflecting on Hispanic Heritage Month

Elegy to Arturo Alfonzo Schomburg (Curated by Noshka Gonzalez)   “They told him his folks had no history. He spent […]

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Celebrating Juneteenth
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Celebrating Juneteenth

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. On June 19th, when word […]

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Graduate Testimonial

“Green City Force has helped me discover the potential I neglected for so long”

Kayla Trammell, Cohort 18, 2019 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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