My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for City Green Inc, Ringwood, NJ, USA
As the Executive Director of the Andrew Goodman Foundation, part of my job is to identify people who are taking "creative and effective action to solve today's problems." That's why Jennifer Papa, Founder of City Green, received a "Hidden Hero Award" in 2010. Her program addressees the unequal access inner city residents have to nature and to fresh, local produce. Through programs that educate through experience, City Green is connecting residents of Patterson with farm fresh produce and providing an opportunity to combine social justice with environmental preservation and access to good nutrition.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Last spring, I visited a school yard with a new raised bed, a demonstration farm and also saw kids replacing garbage with beautiful flowers near a train track next to their school.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Help them to expand their programs. This organization is well run and providing life-changing options to inner city residents.