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.

Los Angeles, CA - Danielle DeRuiter-Williams, MURP, MA, is now working for the Healthy Eating Active Living Cities Campaign in Oakland, CA. She provides support for many of the program's activities and objectives, including coordinating informational webinars, writing monthly e-blasts, and coordinating educational campaigns. She is the Campaign's specialist in areas...
Miami, FL - As the founder and CEO of the Big Blue & You Foundation, Inc. (www.thebigblueandyou.org), this 23-year-old has taken her lifelong passion for the Sea to new heights by serving as a leader in the South Florida community to inspire, educate and empower youth (K-12) to become better...
New Orleans, LA - Daniel Nguyen works as a project manager with MQVN Community Development Corporation in New Orleans East. His work encompasses workforce development, environmental justice, and incubation of aquaponics and other sustainable industries. He is currently the project manager of the start-up enterprise, VEGGI Farmer's Cooperative, which utilizes sustainable...
Oakland, CA – Dave’s most important identifier is Melia’s Papa. In his first job after graduating with Bachelors and Masters degrees in engineering from Stanford University, Dave found himself working for a management consulting firm helping polluters minimize the cost of complying with regulations. Disillusioned, he trained himself to be...
Philadelphia, PA - David H. Dix has been deeply involved in local, state and national politics since he was a teenager. He has helped lead congressional, gubernatorial, and senatorial campaigns. He has also worked for the Republican National Convention, for the Pennsylvania League of Young Voters and President-elect Barack Obama's...
Cleveland, OH - David L. Heard Jr. is a National Urban Fellow serving the Mayor’s Office of the City of Cleveland, Ohio in the Office of Sustainability as the Outreach Manager. He is a graduate student of Bernard Baruch College in New York City with a Masters of Public Administration....
Atglen, PA - Blanche is the founder and executive director of the Urban and Rural Science Alliance Inc. (URSA), a nonprofit STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) organization in Minnesota and Pennsylvania. The work of the GWC USA is through early intervention, to engage young people from underrepresented groups and...
Trenton, NJ - Duncan Harrison, Jr. displays his commitment to his community - Trenton, New Jersey - by being been involved in a number of community service activities. He has mobilized the community to produce solutions for issues affecting the quality of life for Trenton residents. Duncan has held neighborhood...
Washington, DC - Elizabeth J. Reynoso believes that social justice thrives because of healthy people and healthy environments. In 1994, Elizabeth began promoting human rights worldwide as a media liaison for Human Rights Watch. After the execution of Nigerian activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa, she was inspired to tell stories of injustice...
Cleveland, OH - An advantageous supporter of service, young people and the Executive Director of Power Network. Traore is a graduate of Green For All‘s Fellowship Academy (2010), Front Line Leaders Academy (2007) and YP4’s Leadership Academy (2009) a 10-month fellowship which included leadership development, organizational management, and personal ecology...