Hello, my name is Awet, I am White Center resident and community building fellow. I have started my career with White Center (CDA) as community building fellow last August 2009. My duty is dedicated to empowering a group of urban youth and young adults and communities of color by introducing “GREEN” into their communities. Got Green makes outreach and educate to raise people’s awareness, create job opportunities and advocate to launch a new model of a green economy.
The Global Warming and dependence on fossil fuels are the foremost environmental issue of this time. Renewable energy sources such as installation of solar panels, wind, hydroelectric power, geothermal, tides, bioenergy and Weatherization and Energy Auditing activities are making a big difference to reduce carbon emission, saving energy and improve community health and safety.
Awet has been a CDA Fellow since August 2009, working with Got Green to educate himself and others about green/environmental issues, advocating for green jobs, presenting on the effects of our carbon footprint, and more.
About our Fellows Program:
The White Center CDA Fellowship Program are part-time positions that help resident leaders develop skills and capacities to be community change agents in the White Center/Boulevard Park community. The Fellowship program is envisioned as a way for White Center residents to get started in community work, develop professional skills and influence the work of the White Center CDA and its 3 departments: Family Development, Community Building and Neighborhood Revitalization. Each Fellow will has individual responsibilities but will also work in a cohort to support cross-training, holistic program interventions and team building. Each Fellow is supervised by a department representative to provide training, guidance and direction.
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