UCD’s Pioneering Social Enterprise Turns Three

Apr 01, 2019 13 months ago

This month, Green City Works officially turns 3! Since launching, our landscaping social venture – created to provide job opportunities to talented local residents – has succeeded beyond our wildest hopes. What began as a marriage of our core areas of expertise in placemaking and job training has turned into a landscaping business that serves over 35 commercial clients across Philadelphia and manages over 1.5 million square feet of green space.

Over time, the design-build-maintain company has taken on increasingly complex installation projects for clients, including the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House, uCity Square and University of the Sciences. Best of all, this growth affords our team – comprised of 14 West Philadelphians – the opportunity to build their skills in new and exciting ways. After spending the winter dedicated to snow removal and the professional development training required to become a PA Certified Horticulturalist, the crew is ready to head out into the busiest months of spring to make our neighborhood green, beautiful, and vibrant.

Watch the video below to learn about GCW's capabilities.


We’re thankful to our Green City Works leadership, the amazing team, and the clients who make this work possible. Happy birthday Green City Works!

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