Core members

Invest the most time in the network and receive the most benefits.

Ally members

Similar types of activities as core; however, their less frequent involvement results in fewer benefits.

GrassTops members

Primarily interested in collaborating with the network as an institutional partner.

Core Members

Nicole Machuca

Director of Environmental Education and Neighborhood Parks Friends of the Parks
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Biographical Info

Nicole is Director of Environmental Education and Neighborhood Parks with Friends of the Parks, where she delivers youth education programming and builds capacity within adults to support their open spaces. As a native Chicagoan and the product of diverse households, she is deeply connected to communities around the city and is invested in improving the quality of life of all residents. Nicole has spent over a decade dedicated to local social and ecological sustainability via formal and informal education, social science research, and community engagement work, and looks forward to continuing pursuits as an environmental and social activist with CSLN.

Categories: Core