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Lawrence Harris Legacy

Lawrence Harris Legacy

  Dear GCF family,  The passing of Lawrence Harris, a core member of the GCF team for our first decade, […]

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

Native American Heritage Day 11/27
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Native American Heritage Day 11/27

This national holiday celebrates and commemorates Native American history and culture. For more information on supporting Native American Heritage Day, visit the National Day Calendar website here. […]

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Message to Alumni from our new Executive Director
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Message to Alumni from our new Executive Director

Dear Green City Force Alumni, I hope that you are all safe and have managed to navigate the challenges of 2020. I […]

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Graduate Testimonial

“Before GCF I wasn’t really doing anything, I was searching for jobs that would result in just a paycheck with no growth in sight. GCF helped me take the big step towards my future profession as an electrician.”

Marcus Mortise, Cohort 19, 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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