Gigi Traore

Cleveland, OH - An advantageous supporter of service, young people and the Executive Director of Power Network. Traore is a graduate of Green For All‘s Fellowship Academy (2010), Front Line Leaders Academy (2007) and YP4’s Leadership Academy (2009) a 10-month fellowship which included leadership development, organizational management, and personal ecology training. She’s a recipient of the New Leaders Council "40 Under 40 Leadership Award", City Year Cleveland Community Champion and Wanda M. Coleman Community Service Awards and has also received awards and recognitions from Cleveland State University and the Children’s Defense Fund. Traore’s environmentalism work focuses on educating audiences on greening at the grassroots. Her topics of passion include environmental justice, environmental racism, food justice and urban organizing. Traore believes that “the green movement would be a failure if it does not touch the hands, hearts and pockets of the local people.”

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