Green For All Fellows

The Green For All Fellowship and Academy Program aims to expand, educate and engage a base of support for climate solutions and a clean-energy economy in America by identifying and cultivating local leaders from communities of color and low-income communities across the nation.  Green For All partners with Fellows to develop and apply their skills and resources to build innovative, community-generated solutions and organize for change in their cities. Green For All Fellows are on-the-ground leaders in the movement to create an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty.

Over 130 Green For All Fellows are pioneering new and effective strategies for engaging low-income communities of color in building healthy communities and climate solutions. They work in more than 74 cities in 28 states (plus the District of Columbia). Once Fellow Candidates complete the Green For All Academy (including an intensive training and nine-month term of service in their own communities), they join an active network of Green For All Fellows.

Philadelphia, PA - Miguel A. Concepción Thomas is the State Director for Democracia USA and Democracia Ahora. Miguel’s work has been focused on the Latino community of Pennsylvania where he sits on three Boards, focused on the improvement of the Latino community around the state. Miguel currently is completing his...
Little Rock, AR - Mina Collins is a native Californian, relocating to Arkansas in the summer of 2006. Currently , CEO of Grow Up Green, a non-profit organization that teaches children leadership skills; incorporated Green Initiatives and activities; and educates leaders in the private industry, community, legislature, and State Agencies...
Chicago, IL - Naomi Davis is an attorney, entrepreneur, activist, and granddaughter of Mississippi sharecroppers who founded Blacks in Green(TM) to remind generations of our great cultural legacy - which is our stewardship of the land - and to reinvent that legacy in the age of climate change. Naomi serves...
Buffalo, NY - Originally from Washington Heights, Natasha moved to Buffalo for school, where she earned her degree in Environmental Studies. She was instantly culture shocked to find, unlike the melting pot of New York City, a distinct lack of people of color at the University at Buffalo. She fell...
New Orleans, LA - Nicole Godfrey, is a Social Justice Activist dedicated to empowering youth in her community. Ms. Godfrey has worked for over nine years for The New Orleans Council for Community and Justice. She began her career with NOCCJ as a Program Coordinator and eventually arose to Director...
Oakland, CA - A jock-turned-activist, Nwamaka grew up as a jazz-loving trumpet player who could run really fast. She did not actively begin pursuing her interest in civil rights and social justice issues until college. A first generation Nigerian, Nwamaka double majored in Sociology and African American Studies. While at...
Washington, DC - Nydria is the District of Columbia's Wards 7 and 8 Green Jobs Coordinator for a joint project of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network and the Greater Washington Interfaith Power and Light Organization. A native of southeast DC, Nydria brings passion and street sense to her work. One...
San Francisco, CA - Pandora Thomas is Director of the Green Career Program at Global Exchange. This program creates pathways for communities of color, youth and lower income people to access jobs and healing opportunities within environmental fields. Pandora is completing an M.A. in Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts...
Chicago, IL - Mr. Brown has spent the last 9 years working with OAI to train underserved communities to work in environmental health and safety. His primary function as Senior Instructor is to be responsible for training 80+ individuals per year to meet state requirements to receive licensure in Lead...
Kansas City, KS - If Barack Obama hadn't already written the book, Richard Mabion might have called his memoir The Audacity of Hope. Here's a guy who lives in a neglected corridor of a struggling city in the poorest county in the state of Kansas. A guy who got inspired...