African American United Fund Provides Health Education to the Community

Date: 
July 31, 2013

 

UAC Program Partner African American United Fund (AAUF) was asked by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to prepare a blog post for EPA’s Environmental Justice in Action blog. AAUF has been actively working to engage Pennsylvania’s African American community to address social, environmental and economic injustices by pooling resources to enhance the quality of life of those most affected by these problems. In the blog post “Breathing Life into a Dead Space”, AAUF President, Aissia Richardson, described her process transforming a vacant lot into a community garden to show neighbors how to grow and distribute their own produce. Aissia wanted to inform African Americans about common health problems plaguing the community and ways to prevent known diseases. In addition to informing the community about common health issues, Aissia also uses the site as a job training program for formerly convicted minors and adults.

UAC salutes Aissia and the African American United Fund for all their efforts to help improve the African American community!

Click here to read the blog post