Kerry McLean

Director of Community Development

WHEDco is a 20-year old nonprofit working to create a more beautiful, equitable and economically vibrant Bronx. Kerry A. McLean directs WHEDco’s community planning and revitalization initiatives, including the Green Cart Microenterprise Program, which helps community members become street vendor entrepreneurs selling fresh fruits and vegetables in their own communities. Through the Corbin Hill Road Farm Share program, Kerry connects South Bronx residents to fresh produce from farms in upstate New York. She also works to bridge the food gap by attracting restaurants and grocery stores to vacant storefronts, and engages area youth and adults around neighborhood food surveying and advocacy. Kerry enjoys connecting community members to rooftop urban farm activities at WHEDco’s Intervale Green, the nation’s largest Energy Star certified, multi-family affordable housing development. Kerry’s newest community planning initiative is WHEDco’s Bronx Music Heritage Center development, which will feature a hydroponic rooftop farm and open space for recreation. Kerry is a 2011 Fellow of Coro’s inaugural Neighborhood Leadership Program and has Master’s degrees in International Development and in Urban Planning.