Press & Recognition



2021
Can Painted Streets Draw New Yorkers Out of Their Apartments?
2021
Eight Ideas to Drive New York’s Economic Recovery Now
2021
Democrats Want a ‘Climate Corps.’ They Just Can’t Agree How to Create It.
2021
The Future of Recycling at NYCHA and NYC
2021
Building the Future Green City
2021
250 Ideas from New Yorkers to Revive NYC’s Economy, Spark Good Jobs, and Build a More Equitable City
2021
Congressional Hearing for a Civilian Climate Corps
2021
The Sustainable Workforce with GCF Alumni & Service Coordinator Kyara Grant
2021
Celebrating Juneteenth
2021
Residents Hired to Install Solar Panels on NYCHA Rooftops
2021
Bringing Solar Panels to NYCHA Queensbridge Houses
2021
GCF Alumni Spotlight: Hakim Jeffrey
2021
GCF Alumni & Founder of Compost Power, Domingo Morales: Making Composting Cool
2021
The Green Economy Doesn’t Have to Leave Communities of Color Behind
2020
Green City Force Graduates Its 20th Class
2019
The Organization Providing the Blueprint to Equity in New York’s Green Economy
2018
NYCHA Begins Work on Largest Public Housing Savings Energy Program in the Nation
2019
2019 Corpsmember of the Year: Justin Baker, Green City Force
2018
Service Year Award: Excellence in Employer Engagement
2018
NYSERDA Exceptional Service Award
2018
Citi Foundation Announces Recipients of National $20 Million Community Progress Makers Fund
2018
2018 Philanthropy 100: LA and NY Philanthropies You Should Know
2018
Service Year Award: Transcending Outcomes for Opportunity Youth
2018
Urban Farming Program Cultivates Opportunity in the Projects
2018
Farms at NYCHA – Bringing a Pilot Project Citywide
2018
Building Healthy Communities: de Blasio Administration Unveils New Urban Farm at NYCHA’s Mariners Harbor Houses as Part of Public-Private Partnership to Improve Health and Safety in Neighborhoods
2017
First Lady McCray and Speaker Mark-Viverito Announce Plan to Build two New Urban Farms at NYCHA Through the Building Healthy Communities Initiative
2017
The Corps Network: Project of the Year
2017
WINNER: Young NYCHA Residents Leading Sustainability, Finding Career Paths
2017
An urban garden in East Harlem – Shontanyce Bailey’s story
2017
Community Solar Heads for Rooftops of NYC’s Public Housing Projects
2017
Fixing the Economic Divide that Plagues America: Part 2
2017
Jennifer Tirado, Director of Service, honored in 40 Under 40: The Rising Stars in NYC Food Policy
2016
GCF joins JobsFirstNYC’s Young Adult Sectoral Employment Project (YASEP)
2016
New York Community Trust awards GCF its largest ever single grant
2016
NY Housing Conference: Community Impact Competition Project of the Year
2015
US EPA: Environmental Champion Award
2014
Environmental Advocates of NY: Advocates Award
2013
Green City Force Bringing Youth and Jobs Together – White House Champion of Change
2013
Named NYC’s Most Innovative Nonprofit by Mayor Michael Bloomberg
2013
Founder Lisbeth Shepherd recognized as a White House Champion of Change by President Barack Obama
2012
Clinton Global Initiative Progress Report: Green City Force
2011
Offbeat Corporate Giving: A Park Inspired by Peanuts


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