Thursday, October 18th, 12pm-1pm
Lincoln Filene Center, Rabb Room, Tufts University
Groundwork Somerville Executive Director, Chris Mancini, will present at Tufts University’s Lunch & Learn Series on Groundwork’s leadership model and cultivating youth and food in New England’s most densely populated city.
Somerville is a city of 80,000 people within 4.1 square miles, only 4.3 percent of which is open or green space. Since 2000,Groundwork Somerville has worked to bring about the sustained regeneration of the urban environment and its people and communities, increase open space and opportunities for urban agriculture, while fostering the emergence of environmental leaders from within this community. Chris Mancini will speak about the leadership model Groundwork has cultivated to grow the city’s youth and produce and the opportunities for individuals of all ages.
Chris Mancini is the Executive Director of Groundwork Somerville and a graduate of Tufts’ Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning. He has spent his professional life in the fields of environmental education and conservation, working with students in a marine biology field station on the Hudson River to developing comprehensive conservation programs for boaters throughout the U.S. He is a full-time resident of Somerville, MA since 2005 and involved with organizations such as the Somerville Arts Council, the Growing Center, and of course, Groundwork Somerville.
For more information on Lunch & Learns or Tufts Environmental Studies program, visit the ENVS website!