For the past five years, Ellie Hill
has struggled to find a new home for the overcrowded Poverello Center. Answering the needs of the hungry and homeless isn’t easy. Efforts to open a day center for homeless individuals hit snag after frustrating snag. This spring, when the Pov announced plans to purchase a West Broadway property in the interests of building a bigger, better shelter, it was met with fierce backlash from some of the community. And so the battles continue. If Hill’s record both as an activist and state legislator—not to mention her years of winning this award—are any indication, she’ll continue to doggedly battle for her constituents.
Finalists, Best Activist
2. Jamee Greer
3. Bryce Bennett