For press inquiries, please contact Bahij Chancey at bahij (at) greencityforce (dot) org, or 646.681.4712.

Reporters interested in photographing and filming at the Farms at NYCHA must obtain permission from the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Office of Communications. Contact Bahij above to inquire.

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Green City Force in the Press:

— 2018 —

Laurie M. Tisch: Perfecting the Art of Philanthropy, CSQ Magazine, December 31, 2018

2018 Philanthropy 100: LA and NY Philanthropies You Should Know, CSQ Magazine, December 31, 2018

2019 Corpsmember of the Year: Justin Baker, Green City Force, The Corps Network, December 19, 2018

The Left Thinks a ‘Green New Deal’ Could Save Earth, Vice News, December 7, 2018

The Great Farm Food Educator Cookoff, The Sylvia Center, December 6, 2018

Our Cities Are Designed For Loneliness, Vice News, December 3, 2018

After Homelessness, ‘I Just Wanted Security’, New York Times, November 27, 2018

Piloting a New Way to Recycle at Brownsville Houses, NYCHA, November 26, 2018

Farms at NYCHA – Bringing a Pilot Project Citywide, Fund for Public Health in New York, November 16, 2018

The Future is Green: How green jobs can increase resiliency and create economic opportunities in vulnerable communities, CityLab, November 13, 2018

Con Edison’s ‘Community Power’ to Bring Solar Energy to 350 NYCHA Households, ConEdison, September 25, 2018


Innovators & Influencers: Erika Symmonds, building a diverse solar workforce, Solar Power World, September 19, 2018

The Great Farm Food Educator Cookoff, Sylvia Center, September 18, 2018

Nutrition Education with Green City Force , Sylvia Center, August 29, 2018

Video: Brownsville goes Green with First Door-to-Door Recycling Initiative, BK Reader, August 3, 2018

NYC Housing Projects To Have Solar Power InstalledClean Technica, July 27, 2018

Red Hook Community Farm Kicks Off Summer Season 2018 with First Farmer’s MarketRed Hook Star Revue, July 11, 2018 

Findings from the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund’s Healthy Food and Community Change InitiativeAspen Ideas Festival, July 9, 2018

Meet the City’s Next Wave of Local Food Artisans at ‘City Flavors’ July 23Apple Eats NY, July 3, 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 NeighborhoodsNYC Office of the Mayor, June 26, 2018

Urban Farming Program Cultivates Opportunity in the Projects, the Wall Street Journal, June 12, 2018

Farming as a Political Act: The Connection between African-Americans and Land – Part 2, The Corps Network, May 31, 2018

Volunteers Build NYCHA Urban Farming InitiativeNews 12, May 23, 2018

NYCHA Residents Cultivate Urban FarmsFox 5 News, May 23, 2018

You Are The Money With Wes Hall, May 3, 2018

Teaching People About Energy Efficiency Helped this Man Escape Homelessness, Yale Climate Connections, May 2, 2018

Solar Energy Comes to NYCHA, NYCHA Journal, May 1, 2018

Bed-Stuy Farming Nonprofit Green City Force Wins $500K GrantPatch New York, April 27, 2018


Community Progress Makers Fund 2018-2019Citibank, April 26, 2018

Citi Foundation Announces Recipients of National $20 Million Community Progress Makers FundCitibank, April 26, 2018

These 5 Programs Are Working To Improve Access to Healthy Food in NYCOne Green Planet, April 25, 2018

These NYC Farms Are Growing More Than FoodPatch New York, April 23, 2018

A Force for the EnvironmentNYCHA Journal, April 3, 2018

At Expo West, Unilever Sows Seeds In Snacks & SustainabilityNosh, March 21, 2018

Green City Force Prepares Youth for a Sustainable FutureHunter College NYC Food Policy Center, March 12, 2018

Trending: Urban Farming, Insects Emerging as Cornerstones of Sustainable Food FutureSustainable Brands, March 9, 2018

Unilever Launches Organic Vegan Snack LineVegNews, March 7, 2018

Unilever Grows U.S. Urban Farming Commitment with New Mission-Based BrandProduce Habitat, March 7, 2018

Unilever Grows U.S. Urban Farming Commitment with New Mission-Based BrandCision, March 6, 2018

NYPD, mayor’s office partner for job fair in Stapleton on Feb. 22Staten Island Advance, February 12, 2018

NYCETC Members Gain Insight into NYC Council Discretionary Funding Process at Executive BreakfastNYC Employment & Training Coalition Workforce Weekly, February 7, 2018

Greenlight Book Store, HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, BRIC Media Share Grantees | 112BK, BRIC TV, February 6, 2018

Green City Force: Urban Farm CorpsBRIC TV, February 5, 2018

— 2017 —

Carrying a Load of Debt and Pain, and Determined to Get Stronger, New York Times, December 12, 2017

Farming Comes to NYC Public Housing, Rise Up, December 7, 2017

NYCHA’s Going Solar, NYCHA Journal, December 5, 2017

Community Solar Heads for Rooftops of NYC’s Public Housing Projects, Inside Climate News, November 22, 2017

After Homelessness, He Longs for a ‘Space to Call My Own’, The New York Times, November 19, 2017

Once Pregnant and Homeless, a Young Mother Brims With Ambition, The New York Times, November 7, 2017

No Roof? No Problem. Community-Shared Solar Offers Solar Energy for All, Voice of America, October 25, 2017

NYC To Expand Urban Farm Program At Public Housing Developments, Brendan Krisel, Patch, October 2, 2017

First Lady McCray and Speaker Mark-Viverito Announce Plan to Build two New Urban Farms at NYCHA Through the Building Healthy Communities Initiative, Press Release, NYC Office of the Mayor, September 28, 2017

NYCHA growing its urban farms, adding plots to Bronx and Staten Island housing projects, Erin Durkin, New York Daily News, September 28, 2017

Urban farm coming to Staten Island public housing complex, Anna Sanders, Staten Island Advance, September 28, 2017

Urban Farms Provide Promising Pathways for Young People, Alexandra Bell, The Fund for Public Health in New York City, September 13, 2017

This urban farm is located in New York City public housing, Reed Dunlea, Circa, August 7, 2017

Urban Farm Corps graduate Shontanyce Bailey profiled at WE Day, WE, August 4, 2017

Brownsville Farm Provides Free, Fresh Produce For NYCHA Residents, Kathleen Culliton, Patch, July 21, 2017

NYC’s ‘Green City Force’, Thomas Shomaker, NationSwell, June 28, 2017

Urban Farm Corps graduate Paul Philpott’s work featured on Above and Beyond, ABC 7 New York, June 24, 2017

Urban Farm Corps Director Jennifer Tirado featured in 40 Under 40: The Rising Stars in New York City Food Policy (Class of 2017), NYC Food Policy Center, May 19, 2017

NYCHA Farms Bring Fresh Produce To Residents, Phyllis Huang, BK Reader, May 11, 2017

Joining Forces to Bring Healthy Food and Change to Communities, Unilever, April, 2017

NPS Week 2017 – A Project with Green City Force, Ashley McNeil, The Corps Network, April 19, 2017

NYCHA program lets young residents grow healthy food as a means to cultivate their futures, Christina Carrega, New York Daily News, April 11, 2017

NYCHA farm helps feed Brownsville tenants, Paula Vasan, News 12 Brooklyn, April 11, 2017

Nourishing NYCHA: Food Policy as a Tol for Improving the Well-Being of New York City’s Public Housing Residents, Nevin Cohen, NYC Food Policy Center, February 20, 2017

Give to Growing Communities and Green Jobs in Brooklyn, Jenna Hager Bush, NBC GIVE, January 14, 2017

— 2016 —

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

NYC Public Housing (NYCHA) Farms – A Twist on Urban Agriculture, Beth Krietsch, NYC Food Policy Center, December 7, 2016

City Neighborhoods Need Not Be A Prescription For Poor HealthSara Gardner & Mary Bassett, Crain’s New York, November 22, 2016

Mayor de Blasio Announces “Building Healthy Communities”, Press Release, NYC Office of the Mayor, September 29, 2016

Program Aims to Bring Healthy Foods and Activities to City’s Poorer Neighborhoods, Roger Clark, New York 1 News, September 29, 2016

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

Building Healthy Communities, The NYCHA Journal, January 2016.

— 2015 —

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.

— 2014 —

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

— 2013 —

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

— 2011 —

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



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