Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Environmental Sustainability

Kim Wasserman

Executive Director, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization


Kimberly Wasserman is the Executive Director of the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO), where she has worked since 1998. Kim joined LVEJO as an organizer and helped to organize community leaders to successfully build a new playground, community gardens, the remodeling of a local school park and forced a local polluter to upgrade their facilities to meet current laws. Her work as Executive Director of LVEJO was working with organizers to reinstate a job access bus line, build on the recent victory of a new 23 acre park to be built in Little Village and continue the 10 plus year campaign that won the closure of the two local coal power plant to fight for remediation and redevelopment of the sites. Mrs. Wasserman is Chair of the Illinois EJ Commission. In 2013, Mrs. Wasserman was the recipient of the Goldman Prize for North America.