Alexie Torres-Flemming

Alexie M. Torres-Fleming is the founder of Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice (YMPJ), a faith-based organization located in New York City, and is the cofounder of the Southern Bronx River Watershed Alliance, a coalition of local groups that is "confronting the legacy of Robert Moses" by campaigning to replace the Sheridan Expressway with affordable housing and green spaces. Torres-Fleming's work generates creative use of the urban environment and provides neighborhood leadership to solve common problems. Using education and community development, YMPJ has helped a generation of Bronx children discover that through advocacy, community organizing, journalism, environmentalism, and the arts, they can play an active role in shaping and improving their neighborhood. Torres-Fleming is a recipient of the 2008 Jane Jacobs Medal. She lives in the South Bronx with her husband and two children, a few blocks from the housing project where she grew up.




We Also Suggest

From Foreclosure to Fair Lending
Advocacy, Organizing, Occupy, and the Pursuit of Equitable Credit
Shanti Abedin, Katrin B. Anacker, David Berenbaum, Saqib Bhatti, Janis Bowdler, James H. Carr, Peter Dreier, Katrina S. Forrest, Jose A. Garcia, George Goehl, Debby Goldberg, Sandra Hinson, Donald L. Kahl, Stephen Lerner, Mike Miller, John A. Powell, John P. Relman, Lisa Rice, Robert G. Schwemm, M William Sermons, Shanna L. Smith