Capacity Building Specialist
Grounded Solutions Network
Prior to serving as Capacity Building Specialist at Grounded Solutions Network, Jason was Community & Capacity Building Associate at the National Community Land Trust Network.
Before that, Jason worked for 15 years for Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) and Network Member Dudley Neighbors Inc. (DNI), serving in several roles such as Director of Real Estate and Technology, Director of DNI “The Community Land Trust,” and Director of Administration and Finance. He oversaw the development of several community land trust developments and created a youth development / youth jobs program called CommunityScapes. Over the years, this land stewardship and community outreach program has hired significant numbers of youth and young adults, including new immigrants and young people with criminal records. In addition, he has played a significant role with DSNI’s internal technology capacity as well as the use of technology innovations in the community building process.
Jason joined the DSNI staff after a long history of involvement as a dedicated resident volunteer, dating from the age of seven. He was a co-founder of Nubian Roots Youth Committee, and served on the boards of both DSNI and Dudley Neighbors, Inc.