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In 1998 Jerome and Gloria Shabazz founded Juveniles Active in Science and Technology Development Services Inc. Out of that initiative came the Overbrook Environmental and Education Center. The OEEC is a community based center dedicated to environmental education, conservation, public health, personal enrichment, environmental justice and sustainability. The OEEC is a staunch advocate for and has in house programs dedicated to: environmental justice, sustainability and food literacy designed to improve nutrition, promote healthy eating and wellness and environmental equity and justice. Jerome and OEEC are at the intersection of activism, civic engagement, environmental awareness and personal and community empowerment. OEEC partners with local colleges and university as well as engaging with elected officials and government agencies to push for cooperative change in West Philadelphia.