Professional Work - Reports, Publications, and Other Products

Immigrant Gateways or Pockets of Poverty in the Bay Area – Profiles of low-income immigrant neighborhoods county by county, strategic market development for entrepreneurship training services. AnewAmerica Community Corporation, Berkeley, CA. 2012

Local Food Sector and Commercial Urban Farming in the Bay Area, white paper for AnewAmerica Community Corporation, Berkeley, CA.  2012

Community Assessments, written as Senior Research Associate for the Center for Community Futures, Oakland, CA, 2006-2013

  • Indianhead (WI) Community Action Agency Head Start Program, 2013
    Southern Oregon Child and Family Council, 2012
    Community Action Agency of Kern, 2010
    Southern Oregon Child and Family Council, 2009, 
    Clark County Head Start, 2009
    Santa Clara County, 2009
    Berkeley Albany Head Start, 2006 

10 year Financial Plan.  Scenario testing and forecasts for  $1.2 million in reserve and operating funds for the Friends Committee on Legislation of California Board of Directors, 2009.

Census of Cohousing.  Created analyzeable database to provide descriptive statistics and charts on status of occupied cohousing communities in the US, 2006 and 2008.  Produced for the Cohousing Association of the US. 

Business development  for the San Mateo Community Action Agency 2009-2010

  • Solar for all Californians Initiative –Wrote winning proposal for $6 million competitive contract  with the California Community Services. Department to install photovoltaic systems at no cost to low-income homeowners and renters in four Bay Area Counties. Collaborative agreements brokered with Morgan Stanley Solar Solutions and a dozen other public and nonprofit partners.
  • Residential Energy Efficiency in Mountain View. Won $20,000 contract from the City of Mountain View to weatherize homes of 100-200 low-income households, in accordance with the city's new Green Strategic Plan. 
  • Impact of utility policies on supply and demand for energy efficiency services in low-income households. Research memo in for public testimony by staff before the joint meeting of the Caliifornia Public Utilities Commission and California Energy Commission, January 27, 2010.

Managing Community Assessments/Online Tools for Community Assessments,  Half day training delivered annually since 2006 at the Annual Head Start Management Institute, produced by the Center for Community Futures, San Francisco, CA..

Green Jobs/Community Action. Summit.  Organized an invitational gathering for the Bay Area Poverty Resource Council, (the association of Bay Area community action agencies, with key nonprofit stakeholder groups and  identify opportunities and barriers to creating jobs in the improving the energy efficiency of buildings. Green for All, USGBC, ACORN, Enterprise Community Partners.  April, 2009. 

Berkeley International Food Festival, 2006-2009.  Executive oversight, budgets, contracts, hiring., neighborhood organizing, volunteer coordinator, for event drawing 12,000 people from across Bay Area to multi-cultural, community-based street fair sponsored by West Berkeley Neighborhood Devleopment Corporation and City of Berkeley and local community and corporate partners.

Doing Your Own Head Start Community Assessments.  2005. Training manual published by the Center for Community Futures, Oakland, CA.

Mayfair Housing Plan. 2004. Mayfair Improvement Initiative (now Somos Mayfair), San Jose, CA.

Evaluation of the Mayfair Computer Academy: One year follow-up of Graduates. For the Mayfair Improvement Initiative, the Skoll Foundation, and San Jose Redevelopment Agency, 2003.

Profile of West Berkeley.  West Berkeley Fund, Berkeley, CA 2003

Community Assessment for Berkeley Albany Head Start, 2001 

Foundations of Hope: Resources and Needs for Berkeley Youth.  Report and recommendations to the Berkeley Community Fund, 2002.

Strong Business/Strong Neighborhoods,  Evaluation and redesign concept and marketing materials for a small business services program (with Deb Goldberg, Goldberg Consulting).  East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation, Oakland, CA. 2000.

ReCycle Bicycle Shop at the Fruitvale Transit Village - Market Study & Preliminary Business Plan. For the Spanish Speaking Unity Council, Oakland, CA.  Principal author; in partnership with Michael Neuman Consultancy, teamed with Center for Community Futures.  

Berkeley Industrial Greenhouse –Feasibility of an Eco-Enterprise Incubator , for the West Berkeley Neighborhood Development Corporation and the City of Berkeley Office of Economic Development, 1998. 

Market and Feasibility Studies for the Worker-to-Business-Owner Project, East Bay Conversion and Reinvestment Commission. Oakland, CA, under subcontract to SWOT Team Consulting, San Francisco, CA

·      Adams Marine II. 1999. 
·      Federated Environmental Services, 1998
·      Building Materials Reuse and Recycling Center, 1996
·      San Antonio Multi-cultural Child Care Center, 1996

Starting a Consignment Shop1996, Training manual published by the Center for Community Futures, Oakland, CA.

Developer Contribution Systems in the U.S. 1994.   Policy brief for the City of Sydney, Australia.

Five-Year Redevelopment Plan for Downtown Oakland. 1992. In-house document written for the Offices of the Mayor and City Manager.

Characteristics and Needs of Oakland's Families. 1992. Analysis of demographic, economic, and social program indicators. Center for Urban Family Life.

Economic Conditions and Forces of Change in San Joaquin County.1988. With Cynthia Kroll. Working paper #88-179, Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics, Berkeley, CA. Funded by the Grupe Devleopment Corporation.

Editor. Case Studies of the Neighborhood Development Demonstration Project: prospects for neighborhood fundraising.1988. Community Information Exchange and U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC.

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