Who we are

Reverend T. Leon Preston II serves as Pastor of Yale Street Baptist Church. 

Board President

T. Leon Preston II


April Ward, AIA Assoc., LEED GCP, EDAC is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at Prairie View A&M University


April Ward

Kelvin J. Brown is a man of faith and community. Pastor Brown has served the local community for over 50 years. 

Board Member

Kelvin J. Brown

Kate Cairoli graduated from Yale  University (undergraduate focus on environmental writers) and the Conway School Graduate Program in Sustainable Landscape Planning + Design with a Master of Arts in Landscape Design

Director of Landscape Architecture & Resiliency

Kate Cairoli

Clifford Robinson is a creative visionary currently in the Master of Architecture program at the University of Houston

Creative Director

Clifford Robinson

The Volunteer Coordinator oversees volunteer days, the master list, social media posts related to continued group outreach engagement. This is a Volunteer Position (Typical 5 Hours per week, remotely, except during Volunteer Days) Please submit your resume if interested to: april@livingparadigm.org

Volunteer Coordinator

Open Position


The Neighborhood Coordinator is responsible for attending local meetings and managing the resident needs master list.

Neighborhood Coordinator

Emmelia Israel


The Design Fellowship is for emerging architectural designers and socially-engaged arts and cultural practitioners who's work facilitates an inclusive approach to development that results in green, sustainable, and affordable communities. Fellows integrate design processes, artistic practices, community engagement principles, and creativity into development projects and the organization overall.

Design Fellow 2019-2020

Francisco Aciain

Design Fellows
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