SUN Consulting and Associaties
BIO for James Johnson, Director
Sun Consulting, PO Box 26693, Collegeville, PA. DIRECTOR, CONSULTANT, CURRICULUM SPECIALIST. (610) 420-0284. 1995 - Present. Conduct peer-to-peer training, consultation and facilitation to individuals and organizations. Curriculum included Basic and Advanced Community Organizing, Leadership Development, Getting and Keeping people Involved, Creating Community/University Collaborations, Involving Residents in Multi-Family Housing, Outreach and Marketing, Community Organizing, Building Diverse Communities, Strategic Planning, Program Development, Board Development, Youth Leadership, Involving Youth in Your Organization, Resource Development, Youth and Seniors Working Together, Measuring the Effects of Community Development, Effective Facilitation, Showing Others What They Already Know, How to Motivate Others, etc.
CONSULTATION / FACILITATION / TRAINING WORK:
Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation (NRC), Boston, MA. MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT (RESIDENT LEADERSHIP SPECIALIST). 1998 - 2003. Provided funding, training and technical assistance to a network of over 230 Affordable Housing Organizations nationwide. Developed and administered programs such as the Community Organizing Pilot program, The Community Organizing Symposium, NRCs MultiFamily Initiatives Resident Leadership Clinic, and regional Community Leadership Institutes. Developed a network of resources, created educational tools, developed a cadre of community leaders, and facilitated sessions and workshops at local, regional and national seminars, as well as to staff and community residents of NRCs network Organizations.
Consulting and Technical Assistance through Neighborhood Reinvestment included:
Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership, Boston, MA. TRAINER, Community Leadership and Organizing Center (CLOC). 1997 - 1998. Provided training and technical assistance to Community Development Corporations (CDCs) in the Boston Area. Developed curriculum and conducted workshops through CLOCs Leadership Development and Self-Sufficiency programs. Provided weekly leadership trainings for 35+ leaders from cdc's. Conducted organizer trainings for 10 cdc organizers.
Consulting and Technical Assistance through MBHP included:
Housing Association, Sacramento, CA. RESIDENT
ORGANIZER. 1995-1997. Responsible
for mobilizing diverse residents and youth to develop resident councils and various
committees within three multi-family housing developments. Created
tools that enhanced leadership development. Oriented new residents to the Mutual Housing
model. Worked closely with community organizations and marketed
SMHA throughout the community. Supervised four Vista volunteers
during the development of two youth councils.
Center for Third World
Organizing, Oakland, CA. STAFF ORGANIZER FOR SACRAMENTO PROJECT.
1993-1995. Developed a new direct-action grassroots
organization in Sacramento, CA. Skills utilized included door
knocking, committee development, leadership development, house meetings, actions,
fund-raising, grant writing, community outreach, resource and allied development.
Coalition, Dunkirk, NY. PROJECT COORDINATOR. 1991-1993. Responsible for grant writing, board development, committee
development, neighborhood actions, campaign development, training, and
Rural Ministry, Dunkirk, NY. HOMELESS COORDINATOR. 1990-1991. Developed plans with homeless clients daily to seek permanent shelter. Advocated for clients relating to homeless issues and direct services. Worked closely with Dept. of Social Services to provide benefits for
Reinvestment Training Institute: 1995 - 2004. Courses included Top Notch
Training Development, Creating Your Neighborhoods Image, Strategic Thinking and
Reinvestment Community Leadership Institute: 1995-1997. Courses included Developing Effective Coalitions,
Reinventing Your Neighborhoods Image, Organizing and Development, Involving Youth,
YouthWorks Workshop (Salt Lake City NHS): Salt Lake City, 1996. Training included Identifying Youth Issues, Involving Youth.
Community Organizer Symposium (Neighborhood Reinvestment): Boston. MA, 1996. Courses included Building Effective Coalitions, Understanding Organizing and Development, Creating Effective Issues.
Training: Applied Research Center, Oakland California, January
- April 1995. Training included Issue Research, Library
Community Partnership Program (Center for Third World Organizing): Oakland, CA 1993 - 1994. Studied Advance techniques in Campaign Development, Small Group Discussions, Leadership Development, Organizational Development, Board Development.
Minority Activist Apprenticeship Program (AKA - Movement Activist Apprenticeship Program) 1992. Field and classroom training included Door knocking, Campaign Planning, Action Planning, Evaluation, Grassroots Fundraising, One on Ones, Preparing and Implementing House meetings, Issue Research, and Teamwork.
YouthBuild USA Conference: Somerville, MA 1991. Training included Involving Youth, Involving Youth in Organizations, and Youth "Adultism."
COMMUNITY INTERESTS AND AFFILIATIONS
Literacy Council of Norristown, PA, Board member (2004)
Massachusetts Association of CDCs RHICO Steering Committee, 2002 - 2003; Selection Committee; 2000 - 2001
Haymarket People's Fund, Funding Board (1998 - 2000); Board Coordinator, 2000
Peace Action national board member (1996 - 1997)
Sacramento/Yolo Peace Action Board Member (1994 - 1996)
Sacramento Housing Alliance (1993 - 1995); Voter Registration Committee Chair - 1994
Literacy Volunteers of America tutor 1990 - 1991
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