Clean Energy Corps

Green City Force’s Flagship Program: The Clean Energy Corps

Love Where You Live Challenge Team performing energy outreach in a NYCHA development.

Green City Force’s Clean Energy Corps, an AmeriCorps program based in New York City, combines national service and workforce development to reduce carbon emissions while providing urban young adults with training and leadership opportunities related to greening the economy.

The Clean Energy Corps is a six- or 10-month full-time program. Our three core elements:

  • Service. Four days per week, AmeriCorps Members are out in the field performing service projects in teams under the supervision of a Team Leader to improve community environmental health and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Past projects have included: outreach and education on free energy efficiency programs to low-income communities, performing energy audits in low-income homes, engaging in urban agriculture and horticulture, and coating rooftops as part of the NYC oCoolRoofs campaign.
  • Training. One day per week, Corps Members participate in Green City Academy, a rigorous academic and technical training program that prepares Corps Members for college and leads to certification for entry-level work in energy efficiency and urban agriculture. GCF’s training model is employer-driven, designed to expand fields related to clean energy and sustainability, with an emphasis on transferable skills.
  • Support. Corps Members receive a monthly stipend, transportation, support services, job placement, and follow-up services.

GCF’s Clean Energy Corps is a rigorous experience that requires a full-time commitment from participants. Learn more about the major elements of GCF’s Clean Energy Corps program, Green Service and Green Jobs Training, before applying to the Corps here.

Ray & Terrell

Corps Members Reinarldo and Terrell move soil into a garden bed during the build-out of the Red Hook NYCHA Farm in spring 2013.



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