Local Coordinators

Hannah Ashley


Hannah Ashley came up in community based literacy work.  She earned her Ph.D. from Temple University inInterdisciplinary Urban Education and has published in numerous collections and journals. Read More.

Shelia Balque

Los Angeles

Shelia Blaque is a native of South Los Angeles and 3rd generation Angelino. She is currently the Program Coordinator of Student Services for the Los Angeles Community Organizing Academy. Read More.

Sean Crossland

Salt Lake City

Sean serves as the Director of Thayne Center for Service & Learning at Salt Lake Community College. He has a BA in Psychology from Iowa Wesleyan College and an MA in Community Leadership from Westminster College. Read More. 

Lena Jones

Twin Cities & MissiSSiPPI

Lena Jones is a political science faculty member at Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC), where she has been teaching since 2002. Read More. 

Angélica Esquivel

Cupertino-San Jose

Angélica Esquivel is the Program Coordinator of the Vasconcellos  for Democracy in Action (VIDA) at De Anza Community College, which houses the Leadership and Social Change Certificate that prepares students to be community leadersRead More.

Cynthia Kaufman

Cupertino-San Jose

Cynthia is the director of the Institute of Community and Civic Engagement at De Anza College and the program coordinator for the Community Learning Partnership’s work at De Anza. Read More.

John Krinsky

New YorK City

John Krinsky is a professor of political science, with an interest in labor and community organizing in New York. He specializes in urban politics, the politics of social movements, and the politics of work, welfare and labor.  Read More.

Deborah M. Pfliegel

SouthEast MichigaN

Early in her career Deborah was a leader in the state of Ohio in career and technical education. In a career shift she  transitioned to the private sector with General Motors Corporation. More recently Deborah transitioned back to the non-profit sector. Read More.