Seeds for Change Trainings for Youth of Color by TREE!
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Posted by: Joe Libertelli
Seeds for Change Trainings for Youth of Color
Jennifer Blemur, ‘12, at left, is Policy and Legal Affairs Director for Together Restoring Economic Empowerment (TREE) - a millennial-led nonprofit organization seeking to bridge the gap between awareness and action by creating substantive plans of action addressing economic, entertainment and environmental injustices, particularly in minority communities.
TREE is accepting applications for a late spring 2017 Washington, DC-based environmental justice training program, Seeds for Change. The goal is to prepare young people of color between, ages 16 to 26, for leadership and to encourage them as individually as possible to combat environmental inequality in DC caused by gentrification. With leadership clinics, research, and access to resources, Seeds for Change aims to empower DC-area youth to investigate, analyze, and create solutions for problems that directly impact their future.
Ms. Blemur stated, “I believe TREE is very much in line with our mission at the David A. Clarke School of Law, to remove institutional barriers for people of color and to move toward political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons.”
The training will take place monthly on Saturdays at the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law. The program will begin in March, 2017.
To learn more about Seeds for Change and its goals click here and use the "Action Center" tab.
To learn more about TREE, click HERE.