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Heading home from #CincyCLI @NeighborWorks Community Leadership Institute. Participants in my workshops on Bridging Cultural Differences so affirming that people of all races and ethnicities want to get our communities out of racial gridlock. So many great resources, here's one of my current favorites;

TEDxHampshireCollege - Jay Smooth - How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Discussing Race

Jay Smooth is host of New York's longest running hip-hop radio show, the Underground Railroad on WBAI 99.5 FM in NY, and is an acclaimed commentator on polit...

Oct 26th 1:54pm • No Comments

Meeting tomorrow with Northeastern Univ. students who read The Education of a White Parent for a course on Education in the Community. One of their questions sent to me in advance: "In your book, you spoke a lot about how you personally tried to combat racially prejudiced assumptions that you unconsciously made about people in your day-to-day life. Do you still have to work on this?" My answer: YES! Undoing our biases is a lifelong endeavor. First step: admitting that we have biases.

Oct 22nd 1:52am • No Comments

Susan Naimark - Community Builder, Author, Trainer shared The Master Shift's photo.

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Oct 17th 9:16pm • No Comments

Susan Naimark provides consulting services to grassroots groups, nonprofit organizations, public school parent groups, schools and other public agencies.
My focus is on creating bridges between the different worlds in which I have been deeply involved: public schools, community development organizations, advocacy and organizing groups.
My work helps people develop the skills, relationships, and understanding that enable them to work together to build equitable communities with renewed energy, motivation and hope.


  • training
  • technical assistance
  • supporting leaders, staff, volunteers and constituents


  • community building
  • program development
  • building racial equity
  • cross-cultural collaboration
  • education reform organizing
  • organizational systems to support volunteers and community partnerships
  • participatory decision-making processes