Steve Schnapp has more than 40 years of experience as a community organizer, educator, and activist working to create a more peaceful, just, and equitable society. We’re very pleased he’ll be joining us at the SPARK! Leadership Conference in Boston Nov. 5, where he will lead a skill-building workshop focused on sharing information and best practices for community organizing as a means of achieving health equity.
Now retired from full-time organizing work, Schnapp works part-time as a consultant facilitating workshops on Popular Education and Community Organizing. He is also actively engaged with Medford Conversations, an organization that works to engage “a multiplicity of voices” in the Massachusetts city where Schnapp lives in order to “create and act on visions for a sustainable, just, and thriving” community.
Schnapp retired from United for a Fair Economy (UFE) last February after 18 years with the organization. During his tenure with the organization, Schnapp helped design and develop popular economics workshops and materials, led workshops and presentations around the country, and facilitated Train the Trainer (TOT) events for organizers, community educators, and social justice activists in the U.S. and Canada.
Prior to his work with UFE, Schnapp directed the Management and Community Development Institute at the Lincoln Filene Center for Citizen Participation at Tufts University, and taught Community Organizing at the Boston University School of Social Work (where he earned his MSW in 1981) and Springfield College/School of Human Services.
We’re very much looking forward to having Schnapp share his years of wisdom and experience in community organizing. If you’re interested in organizing for health equity, please register for the SPARK! Leadership Conference today so you can join us. See you on Nov. 5!