A lifelong New Yorker, Jukie Tsai’s work with the Center has taken him all over the city. “I’m still surprised by how massive this city is and how many wonderful communities there are.” As a planner with our Neighborhood Safety Initiatives program, Jukie currently works with residents in public housing to co-create meaningful community change through tenant-directed projects including building community gardens, designing lighting improvements, and creating public artwork. “There’s so much expertise among residents about what is going on and needs to be addressed. People are experts in their own communities.” Learn more about Jukie’s work with community to activate neighborhood transformation.
Every month—through May 2022—we're introducing you to more changemakers. Their stories are different, but each of them is leaving a unique mark on the world, motivated by a desire to change the status quo and transform justice.