Richard J. Nogaj (“no-jay”) is a societal change advocate who has built several anti-poverty projects using innovative, creative approaches. He is a popular public speaker and workshop teacher on societal change in areas including affordable workforce housing, immigration reform, and the Fair Food movement. Born in Chicago, Illinois he attended Illinois Institute of Technology and holds a master’s degree in environmental engineering. He has published numerous papers, received several awards, and is registered as a professional engineer. In 1975, Dick Nogaj founded RJN Group, Inc, Consulting Engineers, based in Wheaton, Illinois, and in 1995 transferred ownership to the employees. His wife, Florence, holds a master’s degree in public administration from Florida Gulf Coast University. He and Florence are the founders of The RJN Foundation, Habitat for Humanity of DuPage County, Illinois, both Harvest for Humanity and Jubilation Development Corporation, not-for-profits in Immokalee, Florida, and the Two Thirteen Building in Wheaton, Ilinois.
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