Our Mission

Healthy children are at the heart of healthy schools, and healthy schools are at the heart of resilient communities.
We Are All Amer-I-Cans

Mission

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.

Vision

We believe that healthy students help drive healthy schools, and that healthy schools are at the heart of healthy communities. We envision growing healthy communities where those who are "apart from" will become "part of" new solutions that benefit 100% of society; a world where people do not have to leave their community to live, learn and earn in a better one. Together, we can grow something greater! Ready, set, GROW!

  • % Food Insecurity

    for residents of the South Bronx

  • % Child Poverty

    rate in the South Bronx

  • % Attendance

    at our school. Increased from 40%

  • % passing rates

    at our school on NYS Exams

Our Projects

National Health, Wellness & Learning Center

Food For Others Garden

JVL Wildcat Academy

Tastes of the World

LATEST NEWS

Our Team

STEPHEN RITZ
STEPHEN RITZ
VOLUNTEER
LIZETTE RITZ
LIZETTE RITZ
VOLUNTEER
MICHAELA RITZ
MICHAELA RITZ
VOLUNTEER
DARRELL FRANCIS
DARRELL FRANCIS
VOLUNTEER