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 - Aaiyda is a Paralegal for a law office in Philadelphia that advocates for employees rights. She believes that people are empowered by their knowledge of the law. She attended the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and majored in Sociology. While attending college she became involved in Advocacy, Social,...
Boston, MA - Aaron Tanaka is the founding Executive Director of the Boston Workers'Alliance (BWA), a grassroots union of under- and unemployed workers based in Boston's low income communities of color. Aaron has helped develop BWA's Worker Center, organizing campaigns and economic development projects, and supervises a 6-person staff. BWA...
Watts, CA - Adrian Veliz has been an active social justice and youth advocate since 1996. At 21, Adrian helped establish some of California's first needle exchange programs, working with injection drug users and their children. After moving to Los Angeles in 1999, he began working with local artists and...
San Francisco, CA - Aekta Shah currently works with the Wangari Maathai Center (WMC), a partnership between San Francisco State University and UC Berkeley towards goals of Environmental, Educational, and Economic design for equity. With WMC she is currently engaged in research on the achievement gap as well as programming...
Detroit, MI - Ahmina S. Maxey is the Associate Director of the East Michigan Environmental Action Council in Detroit, MI. She directs the Stand Up! Speak Out! program – the advocacy arm of EMEAC. Stand Up! Speak Out! and its programs and activities are designed to advocate for environmental justice...
Oakland, CA - Ambessa Cantave is a father, musician, activist, educator and dedication to transformational change on the planet. A ten-year veteran of the Bay Area's environmental justice, art activism and non-profit communities Ambessa is the founder of Destined Nation Media which originally produced Grind for the Green. He also sits...
Denver, CO - Rev. Dr. Ambrose F. Carroll serves on the steering committee for Denver’s “Green Jobs Interfaith Coalition” and is the Pastor of Denver’s newly formed, “Renewal Worship Center”.  This Green church is one of the first in the nation to be environmentally friendly from its inception. A product...
New Market, TN - Anasa Troutman has spent her life growing into an artist, producer, strategist and activist-organizer, developing her personal mission to use arts, entertainment and mass media for issue awareness, social change and personal transformation. Anasa has served as a member of the National Coordinating Committee for the...
Gallup, NM - Anna's roots derive from Dinetah (Navajo land). She was born in Richmond, CA. She came back to her roots in 1981 and began working for her community Chichiltah (among the oaks). Her mother and father taught her to help people who need support. Her father was a...
Tallahassee, FL - Ariana Marshall is a graduate student in the Environmental Sciences Institute, serves on the Florida AMU Environment and Sustainability Council, and works as a FAMU representative for the Southeastern Green network. Being from the Caribbean island of Barbados, she attributes her interest in environmental issues primarily to...