Born in the Bronx, Majora Carter returned to revitalize her neighborhood through community development after attending college and earning an MFA as a filmmaker. She led a campaign to prevent construction of a waste facility near a residential area and went on to pursue other improvements with the nonprofit Sustainable South Bronx, creating a park from a disused concrete plant, planning for additional green space, establishing a community market, and raising public awareness about health and air quality. She was a 2005 MacArthur Foundation fellow. As founder of the Majora Carter Group, she now serves as a consultant to city governments and businesses seeking to hone their environmental strategies and effectively communicate with the public. Her community engagement has continued in various forms, including Startup Box: South Bronx, an initiative to create an incubator workspace for technology .
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