Jelani is the Service Coordinator of the Forest Houses Eco Hub. Joining Green City Force in June of 2019 as a corps member of Cohort 20, urban agriculture immediately became something he grew passionate about. He cultivated a strong resonance with the land and work at Forest Houses becoming a natural leader within the team and neighborhood. After his term of service, he worked a three-month stint within NYCHA leading their initiative on heat and energy conservation as an Energy Liaison. Now he leads the Forest Houses team with a heavy focus on developing strong team bonds, helping to maintain the mental wellbeing of members, and furthering their professional development to reshape the image of black and brown youth throughout the city.
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