The mission of Aliquippa Green Inc. is deeply rooted in the empowerment of the Aliquippa community. Through our dedicated efforts, we aim to cultivate a generation of productive citizens by offering comprehensive educational programming tailored to the needs of youth and young adults. Our focus areas include urban agriculture, technology, and home restoration, each designed to equip individuals with practical skills and knowledge essential for success in today's ever-changing world.



The focus on agriculture is to help create a healthier future for the community by educating, empowering, and inspiring the community to grow and share produce. This also exposes youth to career opportunities in agriculture.



Aliquippa Green, Inc. was established in 2019 to help citizens invest and build the concept of sustainable change in their own communities. Our programs are built on the philosophy of inter-generational change. Toward this mission our agency has sought to bring several areas of our social, educational and economic programming under one roof. Over the past two and a half years Aliquippa Green has been successfully delivering computer science-based programming to middle and high school students throughout the city of Aliquippa and is now ready to expand and serve more students and community members in 2023. The development and implementation of student-focused programs represents the first phase of our three-year strategic plan.


3222 Hours of Instruction

$33580 Dollars Given

1160 Diapers


Matthew Hansen

Director of Agriculture

Matthew is currently the owner and operator of The Neighbors Farm, a small-scale sustainable farm, and is the Community Garden Facilitator at Sister of St Joseph, Baden. Before starting a farm in Beaver County, Matthew worked as the Garden Manager at a diversified 100-acre farm in Somerset County, PA. Joining the board, Matthew is focusing on cultivating garden space that provides food for the community and opportunities to learn about small-scale agriculture.

Tatiana Foskey

Director of Arts and Culture

Tatiana Foskey is an Aliquippa native. Currently employed in the healthcare industry, she graduated from Lincoln University with a degree in Mass Communications. A self motivated and creative powerhouse, Tatiana successfully organized and launched the first and second ever Aliquippa Juneteenth Festivals prior to joining Aliquippa Green. On the board, her focus is on uplifting the community through events and workshops focusing on culture and identity.

Alexandra Jones

Co-Founder & Chair

Alex Jones graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management. After graduating she worked at the Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank as the Administrative Assistant and served as a Public Ally AmeriCorps Apprentice with Reading is Fundamental Pittsburgh. Alex also served as the Community Service Chair for the Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Pittsburgh.

Zabriawn Smith

Co-Founder & Lead Instructor

Zabriawn Eugene Smith is an Aliquippa native and resident. Currently the Executive Director of Housing Opportunities Inc., Zabriawn brings a host of different skillsets to the resource pool for Aliquippa Green. After making the most of his academic scholarship to Washington and Lee University, Zabriawn taught elementary school for 3 years. Since then, his focus has been on connecting Aliquippa to resources that already exist and have proven successful in larger cities.

Andrusa "Wolf" Lawson


Andrusa's enduring passion for creative expression has propelled him into a career in Graphic Design. As a designer and artist, his endeavors boldly challenge the reliance on mundane automation in favor of a more dynamic and personal high-touch approach. With a wealth of professional experience in digital assets, web applications, user experience, user interface, and brand identity, he seizes opportunities to showcase the interconnectedness of individuals and to acknowledge the inherent organic patterns within all forms of transformative communication.

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