Addressing Climate Change through Engaging At-Risk Youth

Every 4th Tuesday of the month

Compass Real Estate - Pasadena Old Town

42 Pasadena Ave · Pasadena, CA

How to find us

Go around back and look for the DJ!

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Mark Kenyon will share how one non-profit is rising to the challenge of working in the greater Los Angeles urban environment in the face of increased impacts from climate change, development pressures, grant competition, and agency (i.e. Cities and County) budget cuts. The talk will highlight North East Trees’ Founder’s, Scott Wilson, guiding principles of” “more trees are better”, and a bias for action.

North East Trees has planted over 250,000 trees, designed and built over 50 parks and green spaces and trained and employed thousands of local at-risk youth in our environmental stewardship program. Mark Kenyon brings to North East Trees a keen interest in native plants, habitat restoration, watershed management, and the use of natural spaces to connect with at-risk youth disadvantaged communities.

Mark is responsible for managing North East Tree’s operations, programs, and projects including Ascot Hills Habitat Restoration, Ramona Gardens Greening, Watts Rising, Los Angeles River Parks and Greenway, Urban Forestry, Carbon Sequestration, Stormwater capture, and youth employment and training.

Mark’s previous experience in executive management includes over eight years as the CEO of the MacNeal Group LLC, a provider of engineering services and software for the Computer-Aided Engineering marketplace. Prior to that, Mark worked for eighteen years for MSC Software in various product, project, marketing and executive management roles. While at MSC, Mark was responsible for MSC’s $120M aerospace business where he consistently delivered operating and financial results that met or exceeded goals, including 25-30% net income from operations.

Join us each month for donuts, coffee, interactive networking and engagement, and a dynmic speaker highlighting visionary social enterprise.