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DIRECTOR, CONSULTANT, CURRICULUM SPECIALIST.  SUN Consulting and Associates, 33 Sunset Rd,
Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA.   
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, Involving Communities in Creating Energy Efficiency
Opportunities, 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.
NeighborWorks America, Washington, DC:

National Training Institutes:  Workshops include Principles of Community Building, Fundamentals of Community
Organizing, Post Purchase Education Methods, Youth Workshop: Building Your Skills While Improving Your
Community, Working in Diverse Communities, Involving Residents in Green Programs, Transforming Conflict Into
Action, Engaging Neighbors in the Stabilization of their Post-Foreclosure Neignborhoods (San Francisco, Atlanta,
Dallas, Kansas City, Phoenix, Washington, DC).

Community Leadership Institutes:   Workshops include Getting & Keeping People Involved in Urban Areas,
Developing Your Leadership Potential, Creating a Neighborhood Group).

NeighborWorks Campaign for Homeownership Education & Counseling (NCHEC):  Instruct participants at placed
based institutes on "Involving Community in Your Post Purchase Education Program." (Little Rock, NYC, Glendale,
CA, Dallas, Phoenix);
for more information:  www.nw.org

Pathstone (Formerly Rural Opportunities, Inc.,) Rochester, NY:  2010.  Provided training on the Fundamentals
of Community Organizing and involving Residents in your Campaigns from Home to participants of their
Neighborhood Leadership Institute.

Oak Park Weed and Seed, Sacramento, CA: 2010.  Provided training and strategies on Getting and Keeping
People Involved in their Weed and Seed Program.

Bel Canto Children's Chorus, Red Hill, PA: 2010. Created the organization's 3 year strategic plan.

Louisiana Housing Alliance, Baton Rouge, Louisiana: 2010.  Provided Community Outreach and leadership
development training to members of the alliance.

Gilman Housing Trust, Lyndonville, Vermont: 2009.  Provided community building and organizing assistance to
the Resident Services Staff and Residents of the Housing Trust's targeted community.

Philadelphia Neighborhood Housing Services, Philadelphia, PA: 2009.  Created the NHS'  five year strategic
plan.  The plan included an operational and a succession plan.

NeighborWorks Lincoln, Lincoln, NE: 2008:  Provided community building and organizing assistance to the
Community Organizing Staff.

Durham Community Land Trustees, Durham, NC: 2008.  Provided community building, planning, and organizing
assistance to the Community Organizing Staff.

Renoldstown Revitalization Corporation, Atlanta, GA: 2007:  Provided community building and organizing
assistance to the Community Organizing Staff and Residents of the Reynoldstown Neighborhood Association.

Neighborhood Housing Services of Reading, Reading, PA: 2006. Created the NHS'  five year strategic plan.  
The plan included an operational and a succession plan.

Oak Hill Community  Development Corporation (CDC), Worcester, MA: 2006.  Provided organizing training and
technical assistance to the staff, and resident leaders and youth of various neighborhoods.

Lake Champlain Community Land Trust  (formerly - Burlington Community Land Trust), Burlington, VT 2006.
Provided organizing training and technical assistance to the staff, and resident leaders of three neighborhood
districts.  Help created Resident Leadership Development Manual for resident associations.

Inglewood Neighborhood Housing Services, Inglewood, CA, 2003 - 2006.  Provided organizing training and
technical assistance to the staff, and resident leaders of three neighborhood districts.   Training included Building
Successful Collaborations and Strategic Planning.

Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA, 2004. - Instructed CIE Class on the Importance of Values in Community.

Organizing Apprenticeship Project, Minneapolis, MN, 2004. - Provided Organizing training to OAP's Organizing
Class of 2004.  Training included Defining Problems and Issues, Creating a Campaign, and Effective Actions.

Housing Partnership of West Palm Beach, FL, 2002-2004. - Provided organizing technical assistance to the
Organizing staff of HP and the Pahoke center.

The HomeOwnership Center, Utica, NY, 2001 -2004. - Provided organizing training and technical assistance to
the staff of the center, and resident leaders of neighborhood and condo associations.   Guest speaker at various
neighborhood association meetings.  See also
http://www.uticaod.com/archive/2004/09/23/news/8366.html

Community Housing Services of Wichita, KS, 2004. -  Provided organizing training and technical assistance to
the staff of the center, and facilitated strategic planning sessions for resident leaders of three neighborhood
associations.

Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, Resident Leadership Initiatives, Boston, MA, 2004. - Created report
on Effective Practices of Organizations throughout the Neighborworks Network.  

Neighborhood Reinvestment Training Institute, Washington, DC, 2004. - Co-Emcee at Community Organizer
Symposium.  Assisted in the design of the Plenary Session for the Symposium.   Instructor at Community Leadership
Institutes in Kansas City, KS and Los Angeles, CA.  Training included Involving Residents in MultiFamily Housing,
and Getting and Keeping People Involved.

Norristown Literacy Council, Norristown, PA, 2003. - Facilitated Strategic Planning Session for Board of Directors.

Commonwealth Tenants Association, Brighton, MA, 1999 - 2003, Facilitated Association's Board Retreat.  
Provided training in Board Development, Facilitation Skills, Parliamentary Procedures, Roberts' Rules, Community
Outreach, Issue Development, and How to Run Effective Board Meetings.

Center for Third World Organizing, Oakland, CA, 1997 -1999 - Consultant /Rover for the Minority Activist
Apprenticeship Program.  Provided Door knocking training, Basic Organizing Strategies, and Race, Class, Gender,
Sexuality in the Organizing Workplace.

Direct Action for Rights and Equality (D.A.R.E.),  Providence, RI, 2000 - Facilitated a series of meetings that
lead to the development of D.A.R.E.'s strategic plan.

Lemon Hill Community Organization (LHCO), Sacramento, CA 1996 - Helped write and prepare grant proposal
for LHCO's Healthy Start Initiative.

Rural California Housing Corporation (RCHC), Sacramento, CA 1995 - Provided a workshop to residents on
Community Outreach Strategies.
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