Since its inception in September 2009, the Green Impact Zone initiative has focused its efforts on eight priorities identified by neighborhood leaders as priorities for community transformation: housing, weatherization, employment and training, infrastructure, energy efficiency, urban agriculture, public safety and community services, and youth.

As the initiative kicked off its third year, staff and neighborhood leaders revisited each of these areas, and reorganized the priorities into three key strategy areas: housing, public safety and community services, and employment and training.

Key achievements — accomplished by the zone and its partners — in the strategy areas include:


Neighborhood Capacity Building



Job Training

Business Development

Transportation Infrastructure

Energy and Water Conservation