Denise Fairchild is the President of Emerald Cities Collaborative (ECC), a national non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. with affiliates in major urban centers across the United States. Read More.
Hannah Ashley came up in community based literacy work. She earned her Ph.D. from Temple University inInterdisciplinary Urban Education and has published in numerous collections and journals. Read More.
Angélica Esquivel is the Program Coordinator of the Vasconcellos for Democracy in Action (VIDA) at De Anza Community College, which houses the Leadership and Social Change Certificate that prepares students to be community leaders. Read More.
Brian Murphy is the former president of De Anza College. Brian was instrumental in the development of The Democracy Commitment, a national project aimed at ensuring that every community college student has an education in democratic practice. Read More.
Benjamin Torres is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Community Development Technologies Center (CDTech), which addresses issues of community and economic development in low-income areas of Los Angeles. Read More.