Our Leadership Training Program

SWEA provides introductory training to young adults, residents, and leaders of organizations on the topics of Environmental Justice, Air Toxics, Green Jobs, Water Equity, and Sustainability. We will build greater awareness, lift the voices and involvement of residents and businesses (who might not identify, themselves as “environmentalists”) to create the next generation of environmental leaders in the South Ward.

Our Goal

SWEA will train community members in the South Ward's Dayton Street, Weequahic, and Clinton Hill neighborhoods to become better advocates in their communities, part of a larger environmental justice movement, and secure the changes they seek. The SWEA will utilize the Green Alliance Leadership Academy (GALA) to train emerging leaders of the South Ward.