Work Background and Experience
Work Background and Experience
Work Background and Experience
Work Background and Experience
MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT (RESIDENT LEADERSHIP SPECIALIST)  Neighborhood Reinvestment
Corporation (NRC), Boston, MA.  
.  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, NRC's MultiFamily Initiative 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 NRC's network Organizations.
Consulting and Technical Assistance through
Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation included:
Rural Opportunities Inc., Rochester, NY.  - Provided Strategic planning and leadership training to the Staff and neighborhood leaders.
Neighborhood Housing Services of Elgin, IL - Guest speaker at Elgin's Neighborhood Fest.
Neighborhood Partners of Kankakee, IL - Provided leadership training to members of three neighborhood associations.
Neighborhood Housing Services of Massillon, OH - Provided tools and training to increase the leadership capacity of the SE
Neighborhood Association .  Provided Board Training to the NHS Board.
Neighborhood Housing Services of Jamaica, NY - Provided Leadership Training to leaders of various neighborhood associations.
Nuestra Communidad, Roxbury, MA.  -  Provided Strategic Planning and Technical Assistance to the staff and leaders of their
multi-family community.
Mutual Housing Association of Greater Hartford, CT - Provided Strategic Planning and Technical Assistance to the staff and leaders of
their multi-family community.
NHS of Manchester, NH. - Provded strategic planning to staff and leaders of their multi-family communities.
Urban Edge, Roxbury, MA.  -  Provided Strategic Planning and Technical Assistance to the staff and leaders of their multi-family
community.
TRAINER,Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership (MBHP), Boston, MA.  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
CLOC’s 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:
Fenway CDC - Boston, MA - Instructed "Personal Success" program with CDC residents.
Franklin Park Tenants Association, Roxbury, MA.  - Provided Technical Assistance and Leadership Training to leaders of the
association.
Commonwealth Tenants Association, Brighton, MA - Provided Board training and technical assistance to the board and staff of CTA.
Sonoma - Maple Tenants Association, Roxbury, MA.  -  Provided Board training and technical assistance to the board and staff.
Washington Heights Tenant Association, Roxbury, MA. - Provided Board training and technical assistance to the board and staff.
RESIDENT ORGANIZER. Sacramento Mutual Housing Association, Sacramento,  CA.  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.
STAFF ORGANIZER (Sacramento project) Center for Third World Organizing, Oakland, CA 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.
PROJECT COORDINATOR. Peoples' Action Coalition, Dunkirk, NY. 1991-1993.  Responsible for grant writing,
board development, committee development, neighborhood actions, campaign development, training, and
organizational development.
HOMELESS COORDINATOR. Chautauqua County Rural Ministry, Dunkirk, NY. 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 clients.
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