HH/CFEJ was born out of a tremendous need for African Americans to develop collective strategies for the effective engagement of citizens in local decision-making
Our Mission & Vision
To educate, inspire, organize and build the capacity of African Americans and other communities of color to create and sustain safe, economically vibrant, healthy neighborhoods that promote healthy living, wellness, environmental justice and green sustainability.
is a world where …
African history and culture, human rights and environmental justice are valued and practiced;
Community residents are empowered to speak in their own voice and are engaged in the public policy process;
Adults take full responsibility for the personal, educational and spiritual development of future generations of youth and young adults;
The community is engaged in creating and sustaining economic activities that are green and sustainable, and enrich the lives of the community families live, work and play in; communities free of toxins and other environmental health hazards; and peace and justice is a reality for ALL!
Historically, HH/CFEJ has worked with at-risk communities building their capacity to resolve social, economic, and environmental issues. Our key program areas include workforce development, environmental justice, youth leadership development, health and wellness, and cultural preservation. For the past 15 years workforce development and economic independence have been pivotal areas of focus for the organization. The increase in the unemployment rates and the technological changes in the global industry create a need for individuals to increase their skills, know how to access services and supports, and become employable and economically independent.