Dwayne Harris

Urban-Agri Educator / Community Organizer

My name is Dwayne Harris aka Brother Dwayne.  I was born in Peoria and moved back to Peoria 6 years ago.  I’ve always worked with other organizations in my community like the NAACP, Junior Achievement, Harvesting Dream, SCUC, and several religious groups. I’m planning on serving The gitm Foundation and the community with my experience as a local entrepreneur and as a mentor. I’m currently working on a project called “Working the Economic Blueprint” which is a project that teaches economics by working your economic blueprint. As the organizer/educator, I will show the community how community gardens can improve the community. Community gardens have changed community physical look, and have reduced crime, provided fresh healthy foods, and stimulated an economic growth for the city. I’m willing work with and educate all families, groups, and organizations that want to improve our community.