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Thank You GCF Community!

Thank You GCF Community!

Dear GCF Community, We’ve exceeded our Giving Tuesday goal and raised over $13,000! We are grateful to everyone who was able […]

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

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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GCF Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month & Local Climate Justice Leaders
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GCF Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month & Local Climate Justice Leaders

Dear GCF Community, As Hispanic Heritage Month (9/15/22 – 10/15/22) happens at the same time as recent climate disasters are […]

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Graduate Testimonial

I finally joined GCF. It completely changed my view of the world and the scope of what I could do with my life”

Matthew Lisbon, 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 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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