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Program Leadership


Latia Leonard,

Program Manager

 Latia began her journey with Ecoworks in January 2020. She is a lifelong Detroiter, with deep passions for youth and social justice.

 After graduating from Southeastern Technical High School in 2011, she attended Michigan State University where she received her BA degree in Communication from the school’s College of Communication Arts and Science. While attending MSU, Latia remained actively involved in community service and want to help others. She spent much of her undergraduate career volunteering for causes dear to her heart.

 Latia is an AmeriCorps VISTA alum and remains committed to national service and engaging others in community service. Latia brings her unique experiences in youth development, STEM facilitation, and grassroots mobilization to the Youth Energy Squad. She is passionate about achieving equitable climate solutions, water justice, and economic inclusion in the City of Detroit. Latia is excited about the opportunity to grow YES as a program, and water the seeds for “our next wave of sustainability, government, and community leaders”.    

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