Profiles

You will meet 12 amazing individuals who have dedicated their life to creating sustainability within their urban communities. Because of their work, community members are becoming energized through powerful initiatives to revitalize neighborhoods, stimulate economies, empower the workforce and provide accessibility to healthful food options.

Kirk Mayes Kirk Mayes
Brightmoor Alliance
Detroit, MI
brightmooralliance.org

Tony Hillery Tony Hillery
Harlem Grown
New York, NY
harlemgrown.org

Jenga Mwendo Jenga Mwendo
Backyard Gardeners Network
New Orleans, LA
backyardgardenersnetwork.org

Rick Lowe Rick Lowe
Project Row Houses
Houston, TX
projectrowhouses.org

Karen Washington Karen Washington
Just Food
Bronx, NY
justfood.org/food-justice

Ron Finley Ron Finley
The Ron Finley Project
South Central Los Angeles, CA
ronfinley.com

Robin Emmons Robin Emmons
Sow Much Good
Charlotte, NC
sowmuchgood.org

Haile Johnston Haile Johnston
Common Market/East Park Revitalization Alliance
Philadelphia, PA
commonmarketphila.org

K. Rashid Nuri K. Rashid Nuri
Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture
Atlanta, GA
trulylivingwell.com

Charmaine Craig Charmaine Craig
Knox, Inc.
Hartford, CT
knoxhartford.org

Kelly D. Carlisle Kelly D. Carlisle
Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project
Oakland, CA
anvfarm.org

Sylvester Brown, Jr. Sylvester Brown, Jr.
Sweet Potato Project
St. Louis, MO
sweetpotatoprojectstl.org

The individuals profiled in this calendar are not agents or employees of Aetna. Aetna does not endorse any of the products of these individuals or any product displayed.