From educating neighborhoods about disaster preparedness, to maintaining greenways, to developing programs to make the city more environmentally aware, the AmeriCorps members through the summer of 2016 will be planning and implementing new programs and educational opportunities for citizens.
A recent graduate of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, the international environmental policy graduate will be working with the city’s Solid Waste Department. There, Kehoe will be planning environmentally focused events with an emphasis on reducing waste.
“I wanted a job where I could have input,” says Phillip Kehoe, working with the City’s Office of Solid Waste to promote environmental awareness through recycling programs. “Those jobs are hard to find right out of college. With AmeriCorps, I got lucky. I found one of those few jobs.”
When not collaborating with community stakeholders, Kehoe will serve as an ambassador for the Solid Waste Department. Specifically, he will be inspecting and maintaining solid waste drop-off centers.
Kehoe is an award-winning member of Rutgers’ Top 10-ranked Model United Nations team, which fueled his interest in international issues. Additionally, Kehoe has consistently aligned himself with environmentally aware organizations. He worked at Rutgers Fruit Research & Extension Center and at All Green Recycling while in college.