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Ryan Young
Policy Director
Ryan Briscoe Young is the Policy Director of Green for All, an initiative of Dream.org. Green For All works at the intersection of the environmental, economic, and racial justice movements to advance solutions to poverty and pollution. Before joining the Green For All team, Ryan served as a Senior Community Economic Development Specialist in the City and County of San Francisco’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD), which advances equitable and shared prosperity for San Franciscans by growing sustainable jobs, supporting businesses of all sizes, creating great places to live and work, and helping everyone achieve economic self-sufficiency. At OEWD, Ryan helped coordinate the San Francisco Workforce Development System, a network of public, private, and nonprofit service providers that serve San Francisco job seekers and employers, and which offers San Francisco employers services and assistance to attract, grow and retain a diverse workforce, and connects job seekers in San Francisco with employment opportunities in growing industries such as Technology, Health Care, Hospitality and Construction, providing industry aligned job training and access to job search assistance at community based neighborhood access points throughout the City, to help provide employers with skilled workers. Before Joining OEWD, Ryan served as Legal Counsel for the Greenlining Institute, where he represented communities in high-profile regulatory and legislative proceedings on matters such as climate justice and passed legislation to direct investment into the communities most impacted by pollution and poverty. Ryan has a J.D. from UC Hastings College of the Law and a Bachelor’s Degree from UC Santa Barbara. He is from Oakland, California where he currently resides with his wife and German Shorthaired Pointer, Coco.
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