2018 GreenLife Interns in Roosevelt Park

GreenLife Interns in Roosevelt Park
Top, l to r: Keith, Christian, Christopher, Bry, Luis, Ada (Parks Supervisor), Kareem. Bottom, l to r: Eloy, Adrian, Gurdy, Gabriel.

GreenLife Job Readiness Program

GreenLife was created 15 years ago by Friends of Roosevelt Park in conjunction with the Rudin Foundation and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, who was our City Council member at that time. These paid interns are students at the nearby Urban Assembly for Green Careers high school, and they work in Roosevelt Park for nine months a year under close supervision.

How do interns benefit from the GreenLife program?

The internship teaches students three job disciplines:

  • Show up on time
  • Be a team player
  • Take instruction

The 2018 Urban Assembly graduation included four GreenLife alumni, all of whom are going on to four-year colleges!