Green City Force

Green City Force (GCF) has built a national reputation in training young leaders to power a green and inclusive economy, through service. With the support of the AmeriCorps service program, GCF focuses on young people who reside in New York’s public housing communities. During a one-year training program, Corps members develop a passion for sustainability and service through large-scale environmental and health initiatives in public housing and other frontline communities. GCF members provide critical services in these communities, including cultivating and distributing fresh produce, building sustainable green infrastructure, and reaching residents with sustainability programs. Our partnership with GCF envisions a workforce component, access to GCF’s composting and recycling programs to benefit the site, and creation of educational programming at Wollman to raise public awareness about the importance of sustainability.