Green Festival Speakers

Kim Wasserman Nieto

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www.lvejo.org

LVEJO's coordinator, Kimberly Wasserman Nieto, has worked at LVEJO since it was founded in 1998. She has participated and facilitated in National Trainings with National Council of La Raza, Community Toolbox and the USEPA. She also participated in the community development and popular education program in Chicago: once as a trainee and the second time as a facilitator. She previously worked at the Little Village Boys ; Girls Club as the Computer Coordinator.

Her work with LVEJO began when the Club was going to be closed and the staff and students rallied with the help of LVEJO to keep it open. Currently as Coordinator, she oversees the community projects, leadership development and inner workings of the organization. Her biggest accomplishment to date is raising two activists aged 8 and 2.

She has since been appointed by the governor to the Illinois Food, Farms and Jobs Task Force.