Brahm Ahmadi is an advocate and social entrepreneur working to build healthier and more equitable inner city communities. In 2002, Brahm co-founded People’s Grocery, a nonprofit organization that has attracted local and national attention for its effort to transform inner city food systems. As Executive Director, Brahm led People’s Grocery in developing a suite of projects in food enterprise, urban agriculture, nutrition education and youth development.
In 2012, after earning a MBA from Presidio Graduate School, Brahm founded People’s Community Market (PCM) to develop a food retail store that provides programs, tools and settings for engaging low-income residents in improving their health. Through this project Brahm has raised nearly $4M in funding to date, including through a over $1.6M through a grassroots community investment campaign. Brahm is a Food and Community Fellow alumni at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy and is a Board member of Food First: Institute for Food and Development Policy. Brahm was born is Tehran, Iran and grew up in Los Angeles, CA. After living in Oakland, CA, for 15 years, he now lives in El Cerrito, CA, with his wife and two sons.