Director of Community Greening, Greater Newark Conservancy
Jacob noticed trash debris piling up in some vacant lots that he walked past every day on his way to work. That daily observation inspired him to do more to beautify the community. His position with the Greater Newark Conservancy allows him to spend his days out in the community working alongside participants from the job re-entry program, cultivating community gardens, cleaning up vacant lots and fixing broken sidewalks. Now on his way to work, he walks past trees that he planted and watches them grow year to year.
Green jobs and community revitalization in Newark