This is the personal website for Avi Green, who lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Avi works at MassVOTE, an organization that works to connect, organize, and educate voters to become voices for racial, economic, and environmental justice. Avi is a member of STEP, the Somerville Transportation Equity Partnership, which is working to extend the Green Line from Lechmere to Union Square and Medford. Avi is also a member of the Cambridge City Democratic Committee.
Avi first came to the Boston area in 1990 to take summer classes at Tufts University. In 1996, Avi graduated Columbia University, where he earned honors in Comparative Religion and completed a minor in Mathematics. He then spent a year teaching kindergarten and seventh grade at Summit School in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. There, Avi first became interested in fighting for voting rights and social justice when he saw how US Senate candidate Harvey Gantt, the first African-American mayor of Charlotte, was denied the opportunity to debate his opponent, old-time segregationist Jesse Helms.
Avi moved to Cambridge in 1997 and earned a master's degree at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Over the past ten years, Avi has worked for a variety of nonprofit organizations and political campaigns as an organizer, manager, and consultant, including the Somerville Haitian Coalition, Clean Water Action, Al Gore's 2000 campaign for president, former Boston City Councilor Felix Arroyo's 2003 campaign, the Gill Foundation, and many others. Avi also spent a year and a half working at Artex Knitting Mills. Artex, a union textile mill in Westville, New Jersey, was founded by over 80 years ago by Avi's grandfather, and makes hats and scarves. Avi is married to Cambridge native Sarah Almer.
You can reach Avi by emailing avi at avigreen dot org. There are several other people with same name -- Avi Green -- with presences on the web. If you are one of them, and would like Avi to add a pointer to your website from here, please contact him.