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Alumni Spotlight of the Month

Alumni Spotlight of the Month

“In life there are many walls that you will need to climb, and GCF is a grappling hook that can […]

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

Call for Eco-Hub Farm Volunteers!
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Call for Eco-Hub Farm Volunteers!

Dear GCF Community, We are gearing up for the new farm season at our Eco-Hubs and are in need of […]

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Our Earth Week Event was a success!
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Our Earth Week Event was a success!

A huge thank you to everyone who supported and attended our Earth Week celebration of Green City Force as NYCHA’s Civilian […]

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Graduate Testimonial

When I first entered the Green City Force info session I didn’t realize that I was joining an organization that could have an exponential impact on my being successful.”

Safiyyah Wilkerson, 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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