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GCF honored by Environmental Advocates of New York

GCF honored by Environmental Advocates of New York

November 10, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on GCF honored by Environmental Advocates of New York»

On November 6th, Green City Force was one of three 2014 Advocate Award recipients honored by Environmental Advocates of New York at their annual dinner. GCF Founder & Executive Director Lisbeth Shepherd and GCF Cohort 8 graduate Miguel Rodriguez accepted ...

Alumni Spotlight: Hosny Youssef

Alumni Spotlight: Hosny Youssef

October 06, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Alumni Spotlight: Hosny Youssef»

The Green City Force Alumni Services program is supported by a generous grant from Barclays. Hosny Youssef - Graduate, Cohort 3-Spring 2011 Hosny graduated from Green City Force in November of 2011. As a Corps Member he received his BPI – ...

New Corps Members of Cohort 9 Begin Orientation

New Corps Members of Cohort 9 Begin Orientation

August 26, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on New Corps Members of Cohort 9 Begin Orientation»

On August 11th, Green City Force staff, Service Associates and Corps Members from our continuing 11-month team gathered to welcome the Corps Members of Cohort 9 to their first day of Orientation. With an early start at 8:15 in the ...

NYCHA’s Natalie Y. Rivers Addresses Graduating GCF Corps

NYCHA’s Natalie Y. Rivers Addresses Graduating GCF Corps

July 29, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on NYCHA’s Natalie Y. Rivers Addresses Graduating GCF Corps»

Natalie Y. Rivers, New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)'s Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, joined Green City Force's graduation ceremony on Thursday, July 24th to deliver an address to graduating Corps Members.  Ms. Rivers spoke about the Housing Authority's relationship with ...

GCF Graduate Amani Coleman Discusses National Service

GCF Graduate Amani Coleman Discusses National Service

July 29, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on GCF Graduate Amani Coleman Discusses National Service»

The Value and Importance of National Service By Amani Coleman National service run through federal programs enables young people to pay back government loans through community work. It is very important because without service, communities are not as healthy.  If we don't ...

Green City Force Graduates its 8th Cohort!

Green City Force Graduates its 8th Cohort!

July 29, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Blog,Projects   |   Comments Off on Green City Force Graduates its 8th Cohort!»

On Thursday, July 24, 2014, the Winter 2014 Cohort—Green City Force’s 8th Cohort—graduated twenty-seven AmeriCorps members: twenty-four Corps Members and three Service Associates. The ceremony brought Green City Force funders, partners, staff members, board members, supporters, and graduates’ ...

Graduation Remarks from Krystal Ruiz and Franklin Knight

Graduation Remarks from Krystal Ruiz and Franklin Knight

July 29, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Blog,Projects   |   Comments Off on Graduation Remarks from Krystal Ruiz and Franklin Knight»

On Thursday, July 24th, Corps Members Krystal Ruiz and Franklin Knight addressed a room filled with Green City Force partners, funders, staff members, graduates, Corps Members, and their families, at the Eighth Cohort's graduation ceremony.  Krystal and Franklin received a standing ...

Corps Members Reflect on Power of Green City Force

Corps Members Reflect on Power of Green City Force

July 08, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Corps Members Reflect on Power of Green City Force»

Inspired by Senior Director of Programs Dennis Acevedo's testimonial, Corps Members reflected on their experiences at Green City Force.  The speakers focused on the organization's impact on violence prevention in New York City public housing communities.   Corps Member Turney Wright   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syEqq3ihJeE "After our ...

Senior Team Leader Lawrence Harris Shares His Story

Senior Team Leader Lawrence Harris Shares His Story

July 08, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Senior Team Leader Lawrence Harris Shares His Story»

Lawrence Harris was sentenced to sixty-two years in prison at a young age.  After a modification of the Rockefeller Drug Law, he was released in 2010, and continued on to find Green City Force.  Harris is now the Senior Team ...

Countdown to Graduation: Corps Member Reflections

Countdown to Graduation: Corps Member Reflections

July 07, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Blog,Projects   |   Comments Off on Countdown to Graduation: Corps Member Reflections»

The July 24th graduation of our 8th Clean Energy Corps is fast approaching. Below, we share reflections from a Corps Member who will be graduating from GCF this month. How GCF has taught me to address climate change by living sustainably By ...

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