Congratulations Cohort 26 and Eco-Hub Fellows!

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Congratulations Cohort 26 and 2023 Eco-Hub Fellows!

We’re filled with admiration and excitement for all of your achievements and are thrilled to see where your incredible grit, growth and leadership takes you next! 💚

“Time to make a change, time to make a difference in ourselves and in the community around us, and time to grow. We had 6 months together, and in that window we’ve done so much that it will last for lifetimes ahead. Just like the many seeds we’ve planted that blossomed into beautiful fruits and vegetables, Cohort 26 synthesized in the same way. I’m proud to be an Eco-Hub Fellow and continue representing GCF within its space, and I’m proud that I get to represent the world as a forever Cohort 26 member.” – Zaire Saunders, Cohort 26 graduate speaker and 2024 Eco-Hub Fellow

THANK YOU to everyone who had a hand in uplifting our grads’ journeys and all who were able to join us in celebrating on Friday in the Bronx at Lehman College Lovinger Theatre!

Warmest thanks to our special guests and speakers:

  • Guest speaker, Vanessa L. Gibson, Bronx Borough President
  • Guest speaker, Wil Fisher, Director of External Affairs, Rise Light & Power
  • Guest speaker, Abby Jo Sigal, Executive Director, NYC Mayor’s Office of Talent and Workforce Development
  • Keynote speaker, Theodore Moore, Executive Director, ALIGN New York
  • GCF Board Member Lucian Cohen
  • Cohort 26 speaker Zaire Saunders
  • Eco-Hub Fellow speaker Kaylah Glenn
  • Alumni speaker Rosana DeLeon
  • Performers Blue Angels Drumline and Sammy Toussaint
  • GCF staff, supporters, alumni, family and friends!

In the words of Cohort 26 grad (and artist of the powerful design below!) Sadé Williams, “Find your LIFE’s purpose. Get back up when you fall. Improve and learn from your mistakes and enjoy the good experiences. Hold on to the positive. Find the collateral beauty in the negative and be the change you want to see in the world!”

Photos from the ceremony are available to view and download HERE