West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc. (WE ACT for Environmental Justice)

aka WE ACT for Environmental Justice   |   New York, NY   |  https://www.weact.org

Mission

West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc. (WE ACT for Environmental Justice) is a Northern Manhattan community-based organization whose mission is to build healthy communities by assuring that people of color and/or low-income participate meaningfully in the creation of sound and fair environmental health and protection policies and practices. As a result of our ongoing work to educate and mobilize the more than 630,000 residents of Northern Manhattan on environmental issues affecting their quality of life, WE ACT has become a leader in the nationwide movement for environmental justice, influencing the creation of federal, state and local policies affecting the environment.

Ruling year info

1995

Executive Director/Co-Founder

Ms. Peggy M. Shepard

Deputy Director/Director of Policy Initiatives

Mr. Cecil Corbin-Mark

Main address

1854 Amsterdam Avenue 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10031 USA

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EIN

13-3800068

NTEE code info

Pollution Abatement and Control Services (C20)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (C01)

Minority Rights (R22)

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WE ACT's Theory of Change and Indicators of a Healthy Community

The goal of WE ACT's Theory of Change is to empower residents to be active change-agents in building a democracy that respects and responds to vulnerable communities. WE ACT's model prioritizes community organizing, education and training, advocacy and research, and public policy development.

WE ACT works to fulfill this mission by pursuing eight key indicators of a healthy community: Clean Air & Climate; Affordable, Equitable Transit; Waste, Pests & Pesticides Reduction; Toxic Free Products; Good Food in Schools; Sustainable Land Use; Open & Green Space; and Healthy Indoor Environments.

Population(s) Served
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West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc. (WE ACT for Environmental Justice)

Board of directors
as of 01/04/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jeff Jones

Jeff Jones Strategies

Peggy Shepard

WE ACT for Environmental Justice

Dennis Derryck

The New School; Corbin Hill Food Project

Eric Goldstein

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

Gregory Anderson

Alexandra & James Co.

Vernice Miller-Travis

Miller-Travis & Associates

Phillip Morrow

South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (SoBRO

Jeffrey Jones

Jeff Jones Strategies

Dart Westphal

Support Center for Nonprofit Management

Marianne Engelman Lado

Earth Justice

Ken Mak

JANA Partners LLC

Sarangi Iyengar

Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Peter Bokor

The Morton K. and Jane Blaustein Foundation

Rory Christian

Concentric Consulting Group, LLC.

Abiola Fasehun

Tiffany & Co.

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Female

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