Green Bronx Machine

Green Bronx Machine
Organization Name:
Green Bronx Machine
Primary Address 1:
South Bronx
Primary Address City:
New York City
Primary Address State:
Primary Address Zip:
Long Organization Description:

Green Bronx Machine builds healthy, equitable, and resilient communities through inspired education, local food systems, and 21st Century workforce development. Dedicated to cultivating minds and harvesting hope, our school-based model using urban agriculture aligned to key school performance indicators grows healthy students and healthy schools to transform communities that are fragmented and marginalized into neighborhoods that are inclusive and thriving.

Organization Website Address:
Director, Manager or CEO (First Name):
Stephen Ritz
How do customers and clients contact your organization?:
Email, Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, etc)
How often does your organization use social media?:
Every day
Interesting Fact About the Organization:
Every day hundreds of kids show up to grow fruits and vegetables. Our students have presented nationally and have traveled from our local greenhouse to the White House, always ready, willing and able to export our grit, talent, and diversity. Along the way some of our critical benchmarks have included moving targeted daily attendance rates from 40 percent to 93 percent, 100 percent passing rates on New York State Examinations, and partnering towards 2,200 youth jobs.
Community members (approx.):
Year Started:
Began loosely in 2009 and became an official nonprofit in 2011
Major Funders:
Individual donations, volunteers
Organization Type:
Community Advocacy, Garden Education, Urban Agriculture
About the Organization:
The nonprofit organization in the South Bronx builds healthy, equitable, and resilient communities through school-based models that use urban agriculture to encourage student performance and promote healthy eating.
Latest Project:
The National Health, Wellness, and Learning Center at CS 55. We have inherited a 60 x 25-foot empty library in a 100+-year-old school building as our future home, and we dream of turning it into the National Health, Wellness & Learning Center in the South Bronx; an innovative and engaging wonderland where students and teachers can grow their way and work towards a brighter future.
Areas Served:
Major Issues:
Community Gardens, School Gardens, Urban Agriculture
We have and or use Social Media?:
Yes, we do have social media (twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc…)
Frequently used hashtags 1:
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