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Happy NYC Climate Week!

Happy NYC Climate Week!

Dear GCF Community,   Happy NYC Climate Week 2023! Thanks to all of you GCF environmental advocates – from Corps […]

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

Congratulations, Cohort 25!
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Congratulations, Cohort 25!

We are so proud of all your hard work, growth, passion and community leadership! Thank you to all our supporters […]

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Alumni Profile of the Month: Kai Lawrence
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Alumni Profile of the Month: Kai Lawrence

“Life is what you make it, so when you’re passionate about something, give it your all. Then share that passion […]

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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 closed-loop 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 through local leadership and community buy-in. 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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