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Alumni Profile of the Month: Domonique Lewis

Alumni Profile of the Month: Domonique Lewis

“Always advocate for yourself, utilize the tools you are given and use them to reach your full potential. Network and […]

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

Lift Every Voice! Celebrating Black History, Resistance, and Excellence!
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Lift Every Voice! Celebrating Black History, Resistance, and Excellence!

Dear GCF Community, This year, I have been struggling to land on a Black History Month message that felt right. […]

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Alumni Profile of the Month: Cristal Gonzalez
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Alumni Profile of the Month: Cristal Gonzalez

“I had an interest in hydroponics, spa science and cooking and [GCF] helped me to turn that interest into a […]

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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 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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