For press inquiries, please contact Lisbeth Shepherd at Lisbeth (at) greencityforce (dot) org, or 646.681.4710.

Green City Force in the Press:

GCF Alumni Profile: Dania Williams, The Neediest Cases: Exiting a Bad Road Onto a Hopeful Path, by John Otis, The New York Times, December 29, 2016.

Quaming Forges His Own Path Forward, Adele Loomis, Community Solutions Blog, July 6, 2016.

Building Healthy Communities, The NYCHA Journal, January 2016.

Farms in the projects? Yes–and that’s just the beginning, Crain’s New York, December 21, 2015.

GCF Alumni Profile: Ariel Morales, The Neediest Cases: Sidetracked by Schizophrenia, a Former Film Student Plots a New Path, The New York Times, December 19, 2015.

Multimillion-Dollar Farm Program Aims to Feed Underserved Brooklyn Communities, Brownstoner, December 3, 2015.

Creating Oases in New York City’s ‘Food Deserts’, The Wall Street Journal, December 2, 2015.

GCF Alumni Profile: Terence Marshall, The Neediest Cases: A Harlem Man’s First Steps Towards Self-Reliance, The New York Times, November 30, 2015.

Festival puts focus on farm for public housing, Real Estate Weekly, October 12, 2015.

Archtober Building of the Day: The NYCHA Red Hook West Urban Farm, A/N Blog, October 8, 2015.

Protecting the Wilderness through Project Build, Any Place Without a Ceiling: A KEEN Blog, September 19, 2015.

Council Touts $1M+ Funding of Greener NYC Initiative, The Forum, September 30, 2015.

La Gran Manzana se hace mas verde: Anuncian más fondos para la iniciativa Greener NYC educar sobre el medioambiente, El Diario, September 28, 2015.

The Corps Network Helps Court-involved Youth Nurture New Skills, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, June 25, 2015.

GCF Alumni Profile: Krystal Ruiz, Krystal: Fighting for Clean Energy, 100%NY, June 2015.

You Need Green to Do Green, Huffington Post, May 4, 2015.

Young Red Hook residents help clean up the neighborhood, The Brooklyn Paper, April 28, 2015.

Faces of Clean Energy: How a Green Job Changed an Ex-Con’s Life, Sierra Magazine, 2015 March/April.

Solar Empowered, The NYCHA Journal: December 2014/January 2015, Vol. 44 No. 6, page 9.

GCF Alumni Profile: Abdu Rodney, The Neediest Cases: Amid Student Debt, Overcoming a Roadblock to His Career Dreams, The New York Times, December 28, 2014.

GCF Alumni Profile: Miguel Rodriguez, The Neediest Cases: Wanting to Help Others, but in Need of Some Himself, The New York Times, November 12, 2014.

Dennis Acevedo Helps Green City Force Empower Young Adults to Build More Environmentally Conscious Communities and Careers, NYC Workforce Weekly, New York City Employment & Training Coalition, November 3, 2014.

GCF Alumni Profile: Melicia Pristell, The Neediest Cases: After the Death of Her Father, She Fights Her Way Back to College, The New York Times, November 3, 2014.

Mary-Ellen’s Blog: Making Homes Eco-Friendly and Economical, The Corps Network, August 6, 2014

Brooklyn-based Green City Force teaches sustainability to NYCHA tenants, News 12 Brooklyn, April 25, 2014

Program teaches NYCHA tenants sustainability, News 12 Bronx, April 25, 2014

Brooklyn Insights Stories – Spotlight GCF Corps Member Abdu Rodney, Brooklyn Community Foundation, April 2014

20 Ways AmeriCorps Helps the Earth, The Corporation for National and Community Services Blog, April 2014

Growing Interest in Gardening Prompts Ingersoll Residents to Build New Plot, DNAinfo New York, March 31, 2014

GCF Alumni Profile: Wesley Booker, Handling Life’s Surprises with his father’s spirit, The New York Times, December 24, 2013.

White House to Honor Lisbeth Shepherd, White House Office of Communications, September 25, 2013

Large-scale NYCHA Urban Farm Launches in Red Hook, DNAinfo New York, June 19, 2013

Red Hook Houses to grow jobs, produce, Crain’s New York Business, June 18, 2013

Mayor Bloomberg Announces Winners of Center for Economic Opportunity’s First Ever NYC Innovative Nonprofit Awards,, May 22, 2013

Offbeat Corporate Giving: A Park Inspired by Peanuts, The New York Times, October 3, 2011



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