Arleen Hernandez is Groundwork RI’s Youth Leader in Pawtucket and Central Falls. She has been part of Groundwork RI since 2018 when she started off as a Green Team member. Originally from El Salvador and raised in Central Falls. Arleen’s interests include public health, environmental justice, and working with the youth in her community. Arleen played a key role in organizing Groundwork RI’s climate resiliency initiative in collaboration with the Pawtucket and Central Falls Health Equity Zone (HEZ) in 2019 . Arleen has also been an assistant project manager for the Climate Safe Neighborhoods project coordinating community meetings and resident surveys. Arleen is currently helping coordinate our Green Change Makers youth program in Pawtucket and Central Falls.