Mission: GrowNYC is a hands-on non-profit which improves New York City’s quality of life through environmental programs that transform communities block by block and empower all New Yorkers to secure a clean and healthy environment for future generations.
Target demographics: transform communities
Direct beneficiaries per year: educate 20,000 NYC students, hire 15 teen interns to promote healthy eating in the South Bronx, collect over 2.3 million pounds of textiles and over 1.8 pounds of compost
Geographic areas served: New York City
Programs: Greenmarket, Environmental Education, School and Community Gardens, Recycling Initiatives
I've been a volunteer with GROWNYC for almost 3 years. Their recycling and greening initiatives are helping keep NYC green, which as a native New Yorker is important to me. I think their programs really help the community and I've seen first hand what a difference planing a community garden can make. I'm grateful that they've forged the way for such recycling initiatives like textile recycling at the green market. I think they're really making a difference in NYC.