Shakim Johnson Member, AmeriCorps

Shakim Johnson is an AmeriCorps Member, Building Scientist, Carpenter, Farmer, and 19-year-old high school graduate from Coney Island in Brooklyn New York, who would have never guessed he could be all of these things. His belief in protecting the environment, in serving people in his community, and the desire to make money to support himself are what brought him to Green City Force. As a Corps Member, he has turned his awareness of sustainability into action by becoming part of the solution to urban environmental issues. Shakim has played a key role building the first urban farm on public housing property in NYC, and in making school children and people aware of urban agriculture.