Green Festival Speakers

Cynthia Ngombe



Presently, Mrs. Ngombe is working with the Pratt Institute for Community Development to green and retrofit blocks in the South Bronx as part of Retrofit NYC Block by Block program and NYSERDA’s statewide campaign – Green Jobs Green New York.  She is working to connect homeowners, community institutions and businesses to the incentive programs that will simultaneously reduce homeowners’ energy costs and reduce overall energy consumption. 

From 2005-2010, Mrs. Ngombe served as the lead community organizer for Long Island Organizing Network (LION).  There she administered the recruiting process for all congregations, unions, and other community associates, directed all team leadership training and development, and managed campaign development by supervising research on housing, healthcare, taxes, education, and regional governance. 

Previously, Mrs. Ngombe served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Namibia, Africa as a PACE project manager and diversity trainer.  There she assisted with the development of a school library, facilitated school-based training workshops for local teachers & senior management, designed and maintained an income-generating community farming project, and coordinated ESL classes for out-of-school youth. 

Mrs. Ngombe is a certified project manager with extensive experience in project planning & development; specializing in community planning and housing development.  She holds a B.A in Psychology from Hampton University, and is currently working to complete her Master of Art (M.A.) in Urban Planning.