Celebrate With Us on June 4th at our 2018 Spring Benefit

Please join us in Celebration  & Support of Successful Aging
and the Individuals Who Help Make that Possible
June 4, 2018 – 6:30-8:30pm – Brooklyn Historical Society

Patricia Kavanagh, MD
Neurologist & Co-Founder, Foray Design
Designing beautiful tools for older adults with physical disabilities

Mary Ellen Critchlow Award
The Schwartz-Barnett-Greenfield Family
(Rita, Laura, Mark, & Jack Allen)

Three Generations of Community Volunteers

Benefit Co-Chairs: Lizanne Fontaine, Dona Metcalf Laughlin, Patty Vigorita

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Gowanus Canal Conservancy GALA!


Gowanus Spring Gala


Join Gowanus Canal Conservancy for the Gowanus Spring Gala

April 19, 2018 at 7pm

Industry City
220 36th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232

21+ Only

The Gowanus Spring Gala will feature live music, sweeping views, and tastes of local food. Beers will be provided by nine of Brooklyn’s best local breweries. This year, we’re excited to be at Industry City, a historically industrial space located on the Gowanus Bay.

As Gowanus Canal Conservancy's annual fundraiser, the Gowanus Spring Gala supports our mission to facilitate the development of a resilient, vibrant, open space network centered on the Gowanus Canal through activating and empowering community stewardship of the Gowanus Watershed.



Green City Force Has News!


On Tuesday, March 20th, 28 Members of Urban Farm Corps Cohort 14 graduated from their Green City Force AmeriCorps term, ready for the next challenge in their professional journeys. We welcome Cohort 14 into our growing 395 person alumni network and are thrilled to announce that 93% of graduates have secured employment to date.

The 28 graduates of Urban Farm Corps Cohort 14.

Thank you to all of our partners, Board Members, supporters, and champions for taking the time to celebrate this important milestone for our graduates. Visit our blog for an overview of the graduation ceremonyincluding the special guest speaker list and the full list of graduate award recipients.


Graduate Clifton Bryant, recipient of the Leadership Award.

Graduate Speakers

The graduates of Cohort 14 took to the stage to reflect on GCF’s four pillars of Service, Training, Justice and Sustainability during the ceremony. Click the links below to read and watch their remarks in full.



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“We stand on the shoulders of others.”

Dr. Robert Simmons III, president of the Service Year Alliance, visited Green City Force to address Cohort 15 as they finish their service term.

Dr. Simmons’ call to action: “Tell your own story.”

He urged the Corps Members, his source of inspiration, to broadcast their stories of service to the world. Only by going from our individual stories to the collective can we grow the service year movement to become the catalyst for a generation of young public housing residents to take control of their own career paths and shape a sustainable future.

He challenged our corps to change the narrative about young people of color from public housing. Only once we invest in ourselves, can we truly serve others.

“Be unapologetic about being committed to yourself.”
“When you are successful, others can be.”

We appreciate our partner Service Year Alliance and thank Dr. Robert Simmons III for his words of inspiration for Cohort 15.

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