Environmental Health and Justice Leadership Training

The Environmental Health and Justice Leadership Training (EHJLT) introduces WE ACT members to environmental justice, environmental health, community organizing, and campaign work to prepare more leaders from Northern Manhattan for advocacy work. After completing the training, participants of the EHJLT are equipped with the knowledge and tools needed to organize campaigns or projects for WE ACT and/or broader environmental/social justice movements on their own.

Each year we conduct a special Environmental Health and Justice Leadership Training program for students at the Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School (WHEELS). Pictured above is the 2019 graduating class of that program, and below is a video they put together to say thank you. Stay tuned for additional images!

To give you a sense of the passion and enthusiasm these students have for our EHLJT program, below is short clip from the awards ceremony. At the end of the program, we hold an expo where teams of students present their projects, showcasing what they learned. We give out awards for the best presentations, and this the team that came in 4th place!

Do you want to enroll in WE ACT’s celebrated Environmental Health and Justice Leadership Training program this summer? Sign up by emailing lubna@weact.org or milagros@weact.org, or by calling 212-961-1000 ext. 310.

We highly encourage members of our Working Groups and Planning Committee to enroll in this nine-course program, as well as other members who want to take on a bigger role in fighting for environmental justice. Not a member? Click here to become one and take advantage of this in-demand training!

 

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