Authors: Daniel Sanchez, Policy Associate, Capital Access Program Green City Force's (GCF) (http://www.greencityforce.org) mission is to break the cycle of poverty, preparing urban youth to succeed in their chosen careers by engaging them in service, training and work experiences in the clean energy economy. GCF coordinates a city-wide Clean Energy Corps in New York City that creates ladders to careers in the green economy for disadvantaged youth. In recognition of their work, President Clinton invited GCF's Executive Director Lisbeth Shepherd to speak during last week's Clinton Global Initiative America Conference. There, she spoke passionately about GCF's work in New York City integrating the principles of sustainability, social, economic, and environmental justice.
Lisbeth is also a Working Group member of Green for All's Youth Employment and Leadership Ladders (YELL) Community of Practice, which helps connect low-income and disconnected youth to green pathways out of poverty and career pathways.