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Eva Blake serves as the Director of the YouthBuild Green Initiative which she and a colleague launched in 2005 to create opportunities for YouthBuild students and graduates to pursue green careers and environmental leadership while building green affordable homes in their communities. Since launching the initiative, she has overseen $4.2 million in funds and has coordinated trainings for over 1,200 construction trainers, students and other staff from YouthBuild affiliates to learn about and receive credentials in green building, green business, and green career development. Eva served on the USGBC Education Events Committee for two terms in 2012 and 2013, and is now a member of the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Advisory Group. She is a LEED Green Associate, a Solar Energy International graduate, and received her B.A. with honors in Art and Community Studies from the University of California Santa Cruz in 1999.