GreenTeam is our internship program to help newly-released men and women who participated in the GreenHouse program transition back into their communities. GreenTeam provides vocational training in horticulture, transitional work, job search skills, and job placement, and aftercare services.

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GreenTeam also provides training and placement opportunities to at-risk youth through partnerships with other social service organizations including young adults court-appointed to join vocational training programs and adolescents aging out of the foster care system.

GreenTeam members can be found working all around the five boroughs of New York. Examples of GreenTeam projects include:
  • Basic maintenance of a garden or installing custom planters made at the GreenHouse

  • Constructing and installing an environmental green roof or an on-site healing garden for one of our partner non-profit organizations

  • Landscaping a section of a New York City park or the grounds of a newly constructed building

  • Planting trees along neighborhood streets that will successfully lower the heat index levels
The men, women, and young adults who participate in the GreenTeam are learning more than just professional horticulture: they're receiving vital training in the life skills needed to turn their lives in a new, positive direction.