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FRIDAY – EPA to Induct Second Class of the Environmental Justice Academy at Atlanta Metropolitan College

Contact Information: 
Davina Marraccini (marraccini.davina@epa.gov)

ATLANTA – Representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will induct 17 participants to the second class of the Environmental Justice (EJ) Academy during a special program Friday at Atlanta Metropolitan College in Atlanta, Ga. The EJ Academy is a rigorous, in-depth leadership development program where participants meet monthly for nine months. EPA sponsors the environmental justice training program to cultivate skills participants can use to identify and address environmental challenges in their communities.


Mustafa Ali, EPA Associate Assistant Administrator for Environmental Justice and Revitalization;

Anne Heard, EPA Acting Regional Administrator for the Southeast; and

Mark A. Cunningham, Ph.D., Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, Atlanta Metropolitan State College


Environmental Justice Academy Induction


Friday, September 9, 2016

1 to 1:30 p.m. EST


Atlanta Metropolitan College

1630 Metropolitan Parkway SW

Building 100

Atlanta, GA 30310


***Credentialed members of the media must RSVP to Davina Marraccini at Marraccini.davina@epa.gov or 404-562-8293. The event is not open to the public.

The EJ Academy launched in September 2015 and is primarily based on EPA’s Collaborative Problem-Solving (CPS) Model, which is a seven-step process for bringing about positive change and community revitalization by having community leaders, community members, and their stakeholders working together. Each module focuses on one element of the CPS Model and includes a combination of lectures by subject-matter experts, in-class exercises, and homework assignments.

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