Brendon Barclay

National (2005)

Clarkston, Georgia

The Education Director (Positive Growth Inc.) and Adjunct Professor (Spelman College) began as founding director and facilitator of Sustaining Urban Villages Inc. (SUV) providing Team Building/facilitation, Environmental Education, and Service Learning. SUV's projects have included many client partnerships to name a few: The Dekalb County School System, The National Wildlife Federation, AmeriCorps Alums, Hands On Atlanta/Network and Disney Parks' “Give A Day Get a Disney Day”. SUV developed $1.2 mil. in support for urban forestry, via grants, programming, and volunteers/staff/interns for the City of Atlanta's OAC. The SUV/OAC project implemented a student technology transfer to conduct a sample census of the urban forest. As an AmeriCorps Alumni Brendon was featured in a national TV commercial campaign promoting civic engagement titled "Be The Change." The Oprah Winfrey Network featured him in the commercial series on "Future Friendly Initiatives" sponsored by P&G on OWN. A 2011 honoree of the Champion of Inspiration award from the Points of Light Institute. In 2012-13 Brendon served as a Federal Advisory Committee Member on the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps, US Department of the Interior. Currently serves as a part of the steering committee for the Clarkston Afterschool Collaborative.