Johari Cole-Kweli

President and Managing Director | CDC of Pembroke & Hopkins Park

Johari Cole-Kweli is a sustainability professional and educator mentored by nature and years of multi-disciplinary engagement who is passionately driven by youth, stewardship, environmental education, and innovation. Johari is a proven visionary and contributor of higher-level, circular-designed strategies and creative solutions to learning institutions, organizations, and community partners who currently serves as President and Managing Director of the Community Development Corporation of PHP [The CDC], a volunteer-led community development organization committed to preserving the cultural and ecological integrity of Pembroke-Hopkins Park, IL. She is also the owner and operator of Iyabo Farms, an organic farm and family homestead in Pembroke Township, IL, with proven devotion to local food access and education for nearly 30 years.