Our mission is 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.
The Harambee House, Inc./Citizens for Environmental Justice (HH/CFEJ) is a Savannah-based nonprofit with nearly two decades of practice helping people create safe, healthy communities that promote wellness, environmental justice and green sustainability. Founded in 1991 to engage African Americans in the fight for environmental justice and to bring attention to the nuclear issues affecting people of color in Savannah, 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.
HH/CFEJ's main goal has always been to build the capacity of disenfranchised or marginalized communities to speak intelligently and confidently about the social, economic and environmental problems they face. Its philology of change is grounded in the following simple equation:
community building + capacity building + citizen engagement in policymaking & government actions = sustainable environmental and social change