Feb 2, 2020
In the first episode of the new year, Ofer Cohen sits down with Jill Eisenhard, the Founder and Executive Director of the Red Hook Initiative (RHI). Jill has recently announced that she’s stepping down from the non-profit that she founded in Red Hook, Brooklyn, back in 2002. In their conversation, Jill looks back at her work to empower residents of the City's second largest public housing complex in one of Brooklyn's last industrial neighborhoods, which is home to nearly 10,000 residents. In the past 18 years, Jill has built an organization that serves thousands of young people with after-school programs and job training. RHI runs two urban farms and survived Hurricane Sandy in 2012, but RHI also has a larger vision to give residents the tools to create social change.