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My Time with Sam

My Time with Sam

October 02, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on My Time with Sam»

This blog post about culinary training classes with training partner The Sylvia Center was contributed by Green City Force Urban Farm Corps Member Thomas Peterson. [caption id="attachment_7888" align="alignleft" width="150"] Thomas Peterson[/caption]

GCF Illuminators Are Making NYC More Energy Efficient

GCF Illuminators Are Making NYC More Energy Efficient

September 26, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on GCF Illuminators Are Making NYC More Energy Efficient»

Over the past three years, GCF has expanded our scope as a workforce trainer to become a job creation engine. We’re leveraging major investments in public housing and energy efficiency in NYC to ...

This Climate Week, be inspired by GCF’s Corps

This Climate Week, be inspired by GCF’s Corps

September 24, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on This Climate Week, be inspired by GCF’s Corps»

It’s Climate Week 2018 and this year we’re spotlighting how young residents of public housing are making climate action real in NYCHA communities through personal and community change. GCF’s service corps are a force in the community: 20,000 NYCHA residents ...

Building Unity in the Aftermath of 9/11

Building Unity in the Aftermath of 9/11

September 11, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Building Unity in the Aftermath of 9/11»

Everyone has their own 9/11 story. Everyone remembers where they were and what they were doing when they saw the towers burn. I too, vividly recall the images and the fear on that day. In 2011, I ...

International Suicide Prevention Day

International Suicide Prevention Day

September 10, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on International Suicide Prevention Day»

Today is International Suicide Prevention Day- which the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) describes as a day to "focus public attention on the needs of people at risk of suicide, suicide attempt survivors and people bereaved by suicide, with ...

Meet Clifton Bryant, GCF Alumnus

Meet Clifton Bryant, GCF Alumnus

August 16, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Meet Clifton Bryant, GCF Alumnus»

Clifton Bryant From East River Houses, East Harlem, Manhattan Graduate of Urban Farm Corps Cohort 14, 2018 “My experience with GCF, working outdoors in all weather conditions, was really beneficial in this ...

[VIDEO] 3 Questions for Margarett Jolly on Power

[VIDEO] 3 Questions for Margarett Jolly on Power

August 13, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on [VIDEO] 3 Questions for Margarett Jolly on Power»

At the 2018 Love Where You Live Youth Summit we sat down with Margarett Jolly, Director of Demonstration Projects in ConEdison’s Research and Development team, and Green City Force Board Member. Margarett implores Corps Members to “trust yourself, learn as ...

[VIDEO] 3 Questions for Donnel Baird on Power

[VIDEO] 3 Questions for Donnel Baird on Power

August 06, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on [VIDEO] 3 Questions for Donnel Baird on Power»

At this year’s third annual Love Where You Live Youth Summit Founder and CEO of BlocPower, Donnel Baird, shared his take on power, who has it, and how to build your own power. In his advice to young NYCHA residents, ...

Deputy Mayor Thompson Visits Mariner's Harbor Houses Farm

Deputy Mayor Thompson Visits Mariner's Harbor Houses Farm

July 31, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Blog,Projects   |   Comments Off on Deputy Mayor Thompson Visits Mariner's Harbor Houses Farm»

On Thursday, July 26th, NYC Deputy Mayor Phillip Thompson visited the new Mariner’s Harbor Farm on Staten Island as part of Mayor de Blasio’s City Hall in Your Borough (CHIYB) series. He shared his passion for farming and personal ...

[VIDEO] 3 Questions for Sideya Sherman on Power

[VIDEO] 3 Questions for Sideya Sherman on Power

July 27, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on [VIDEO] 3 Questions for Sideya Sherman on Power»

After she opened up 3rd Annual Love Where You Live Youth Summit,  Sideya Sherman, Executive Vice President of Community Engagement and Partnerships at the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), shared her thoughts on the theme of the day -- ...

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