Greyston’s long and warm relationship with the City of Yonkers continues into 2022 with the recent announcement by the City of Yonkers that it has awarded the Greyston Employment Opportunity Center (GEOC) a grant of $96,000 that will increase funding for GEOC’s successful Rangers program. The Greyston Rangers Program is a transitional workforce program designed to keep thoroughfares and designated areas of Yonkers clean of trash; the work crews (Rangers) are comprised of veterans, seniors, low-income Yonkers residents, and formerly incarcerated individuals. This specific grant is designated for Greyston Rangers to clean and maintain three parks in downtown Yonkers – Van der Donck, Mill Street and New Main Street Parks.
Greyston’s Vice President for Strategic Programs and Partnerships, Dr. Penny Jennings, shared her excitement about the awarding of the grant,
“As a result of the fine work of the Greyston Rangers,” she said, “the City of Yonkers has provided an unsolicited grant to hire two additional full-time Rangers, who are assigned to three of Yonkers’ most frequented parks. The fact that Greyston was offered this opportunity to ensure maintenance of these parks is indicative of how highly regarded and valuable our Rangers Program has become to the City of Yonkers.”