The Greene Space at WNYC and Echoing Green Present: Citizenship Now


The Greene Space at WNYC and Echoing Green bring together leaders in social entrepreneurship who are working on the ground to untangle complex problems, empower the communities around them, and create change now. Join us for four evenings of storytelling, conversation, and problem-solving with experts in the fields of immigration, climate change, education, and civic engagement. Hosted by WNYC's Jami Floyd.

This weekly live event series begins January 30.


Schedule and Tickets
Tickets $10; all events take place at The Greene Space, 44 Charlton Street.


Civic Engagement
Tuesday, January 30 at 7pm


Building community. Organizing. Activating people. Civic engagement is key to creating change on any level.

Join us as we hear from social entrepreneurs about how they’re creating greater civic engagement by connecting communities, amplifying voices, and creating change. Featuring Amanda Alexanderfounder of the Detroit Justice CenterDarrell Scott, co-founder and director of PushBlack; and Rohit Malhotra, founder and executive director of the Center for Civic Innovation.



Tuesday, February 6 at 7pm 


Education is the single biggest indicator of employment and economic status in the United States.

Hear our panel of social entrepreneurs describe how they are trying to expand educational opportunities beyond the school building and into the communities that need them most. Featuring James Monteiro, founder and director of Reentry CampusQuardean Lewis-Allen, founder of Made in Brownsville; and Yscaira Jimenez, CEO of LaborX.



Climate Change
Tuesday, February 13 at 7pm


2017 was the second-hottest year on record. The impact of climate change – from rising sea levels to rising food scarcity – continues to grow.

Join us as we hear from social entrepreneurs about how they’re working to create solutions for one of the world’s most complex problems. Featuring Steph Speirs, founder and CEO of Solstice, and Bren Smith, co-founder of GreenWave.


Tuesday, February 20 at 7pm 


The future of DACA remains uncertain. The US-Mexico border is perilous for those who try to cross it. Global migration is at an all-time high.

Hear our panel of social entrepreneurs discuss how they are supporting and advocating for immigrant communities, even as the political debate on the issue intensifies. Featuring Reyna Montoya, founder and executive director of AlientoRobin Reineke, co-founder and executive director of the Colibrí Center for Human Rights; and Rebecca (Becca) Heller, co-founder and director of the International Refugee Assistance Project.