From Bay View Houses, Brooklyn
GCF Alumna, Graduate of Clean Energy Corps Cohort 9, 2015
“I really needed to find myself and GCF really helped me do that. I learned to work with all types of people and built up my soft skills, which will make me more marketable for a future career.” – Jazzmen Simmond
Employed at the Association for Energy Affordability from March 2015 – January 2016
at Franklin Energy
Franklin Energy believes energy efficiency is the simplest and most pragmatic way to extend our world’s energy supplies. By upholding sustainable principles as an organization, Franklin Energy reflects industry goals, respects clients’ mission and preserves future operations. Franklin Energy is proud to play a significant role in providing energy efficiency solutions on a national scale.
Achievements at Green City Force:
- Gained certification as a Green Building Professional (GPRO) from the U.S. Green Building Council.
- Trained in Lighting Surveying and Auditing with Envirolution, 2014
- Co-led a project with National Grid and Rochdale Village
Read Jazzmen’s full graduation testimonial below:
I chose to come to Green City Force because college had not worked out and at that point I was the financial support for my household. I really needed to find myself and GCF really helped me do that. I learned to work with all types of people and built up my soft skills, which will make me more marketable for a future career. GCF was my little ray of hope, because I was in a dark place before I got to GCF. After GCF, I plan on getting a stable job to continue supporting my younger siblings. I just want to give a special thanks to my fellow Corps Members: Shamika, Lucynthia, Tajerei, Angelica, Mario, Joel, Dwayne and many more for helping me get to graduation. A special thanks to my Team Leader, Lawrence, for the pep talks.