With seemingly boundless energy, Anwar Pickett, Healthy Blocks Program Manager, takes on the city one neighborhood at a time. This job entails everything from managing the social engagement, outreach, neighborhood event planning and execution to special project coordination in the HB targeted neighborhoods. Currently, the Healthy Blocks crew is finishing up the initiative in Brooks Landing and the Pocket.
Anwar started with NeighborWorks® Rochester in the fall of 2012, quickly jumping into his role in community development. In addition to working on Healthy Blocks in Monroe County, Anwar provides HB programming for the GenevaNeighborhood Resource Center in Geneva, NY. For Anwar, the greatest joy in working with NeighborWorks® Rochester is working with his assistant “to engage local residents and stakeholders toward realizing the full potential of their neighborhood social fabric.”
Most of Anwar’s time outside of work is spent with his son Nolan, family and close friends. He and Nolan particularly enjoy spending warm days outside taking part in various activities. Those activities range anywhere from sports to exploration.