Jerome Shabazz

Executive Director | Overbrook Environmental Education Center

Jerome Shabazz the Executive Director of the Overbrook Environmental Education Center, a community-based center dedicated to preserving the built and natural environments of Philadelphia.

Mr. Shabazz founded JASTECH Development Services, Inc., a not-for-profit organization in 1997, to promote environmental justice; encourage sustainable community development; and to promote public health in urban communities. In 2002, JASTECH established the Overbrook EE Center.

Prior to working in the non-profit sector, Mr. Shabazz worked for 25 years at the Philadelphia Water Department and Philadelphia Gas Work in operations, engineering, and training. Mr. Shabazz is also an adjunct professor at Community College of Philadelphia. He is an active member of the PA Department of Environmental Protection’s – Citizen Advisory Council, Environmental Justice Advisory Board, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Board of Directors, and the EPA’s National Environmental Justice Advisory Council.

Mr. Shabazz is the 2020 Henry Meigs Environmental Leadership Award recipient, and has earned his Master of Science in Environmental Protection & Safety Management from St. Joseph’s University and Bachelor of Arts in Organization Management from Eastern University.

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