Sabrina Kelley

Sabrina Kelley
Community Development Manager, Habitat for Humanity Fresno County

Sabrina Kelley, community organizer and advocate for equitable community development, holds seven years of experience in building and maintaining strategic partnerships and multi-sector coalitions. She utilizes her expertise in media and communications to help communities find solutions, mobilize and forge coalitions. Her passion is best expressed through listening to and finding common ground among people of diverse backgrounds and interests. Her uniquely effective advocacy and relationship building expertise was developed through her family’s legacy of community service and her experience as journalist for broadcast news affiliates in Fresno and Sacramento. She is a graduate of CSU Fresno and is currently working on her Master’s in Public Health.

 

The misery index is consistently high in pockets of disenfranchised neighborhoods throughout the city. Some neighborhoods have extreme crime rates, and face high unemployment, generational poverty, lack of access, and are riddled with diabetes, heart disease, and childhood obesity. It is my belief that the built environment plays a significant role in health status and neighborhood characteristics like the proximity of fresh food, walkability, complete streets, and access to green spaces and play areas all impact health status and quality of life. For the past three years I have been working with city leaders in planning and development and advocating for community development in poor, disenfranchised neighborhoods in South East and West Fresno for the purpose of eliminating poverty housing and building safe, walkable neighborhoods.”