Greencorps Chicago creates positive change both in the lives of our trainees and in the communities they live and work in.

Participant Testimonials

“Greencorps has done so much for me…I’m so glad that I picked up the phone, because it has truly changed my life.” – Orlando Bennett

“My proudest moment was participating in my second prescribed burn which turned out to be one of the biggest and most successful in Greencorps history at nearly 400 acres.” – Lisa Oliphant

“Before Greencorps I never would have thought that I would be in this field, but now I am leading crews and teaching them what I’ve learned and it feels amazing.” – Matthew Smith

Past Projects

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Dismantling a Beaver Dam at Hegewisch Marsh Treating Woody Resprouts at Willow Sanders
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Balled and burlapped tree planting at the Chicago Botanic Garden Landscaped resting area at the Englewood Trail