Charito Morales

Fairhill is one of the hottest neighborhoods in Philadelphia – up to 22 degrees hotter than other neighborhoods – due to historically discriminatory housing practices, excessive asphalt, and low tree canopy coverage. Charito, a registered nurse, has been volunteering in the Fairhill community since 1998, cultivating community, leadership, and green space. Her work supports the health of youth, people experiencing homelessness, and members of the Puerto Rican diaspora.

Last updated: Feb 8, 2022