Innovator for public and private investment to served under served communities in the mission for green initiativesVien has helped lead various initiatives in the fight against poverty and pollution. These include:


The Dream Corps brings people together to solve America's toughest problems.The Dream Corps' major initiatives are: #YesWeCode, committed to helping train 100,000 low-opportunity young women and men to become top-level computer programmers; #cut50, which is working to cut the U.S. prison population in half; #GreenForAll, which lifts people out of poverty by building a clean green economy for all; and the #LoveArmy, an alternative to the despair and divisiveness gaining momentum in our communities. We fight hate with love + power.    


Green For All works to build an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty. Our goal is to make sure people of color have a place and a voice in the climate movement. That our neighborhoods are strong, resilient, and healthy. That as the clean energy economy grows, it brings jobs and opportunities to our communities. 


SB 535 (de León), signed by California Governor Jerry Brown in 2012, set aside a portion of money collected from cap and trade revenue to be placed in the California Healthy Air Revitalization Trust which will dedicate the money to programs and projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate the direct health effects of climate change for the most impacted and disadvantaged communities.


UpLiftCA was created by The Greenlining Institute in partnership with the California Climate Equity Coalition, led by the Asian Pacific Environmental Network, Coalition for Clean Air, The Greenlining Institute, Public Advocates and SCOPE. We work to ensure that California climate policies bring opportunities and investments to California’s underserved communities. We are also indebted to the Natural Resources Defense Council for essential support and partnership.


Charge Ahead CA (de Leon) works to get one million electric vehicles on the road by 2-23 by making them affordable and accessible to low- and moderate-income communities. The goal is to ensure that all Californians benefit from rapidly transitioning to electric cars that will clean our air, reduce our dependence on oil, and combat global warming.

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