“As You Sow” Reaps Justice for Low-income Communities

As You Sow (AYS) is a nonprofit that promotes environmental justice and social corporate responsibility through shareholder advocacy and coalition building. Working through shareholder interests to reduce toxic chemicals in specific consumer products, the organization increases environmental sustainability in the Bay Area’s low-income neighborhoods and the consumer products they use. Low-income communities historically are the…

Recent Consulting and Training Clients

The following organizations are currently receiving financial and/or real estate assessments to help them understand their financial position and plan for the future: The Mental Health Association of San Francisco – Provides leadership in mental health education, advocacy, research and service for the diverse communities of San Francisco. Sacramento Native American Health Center, Inc. –…

A Day as a Homeless Person Can Change Your Life

Recently I attended a “Poverty Simulation” program sponsored by Leadership San Jose.  I am a graduate of the San Jose Leadership program, and served as President of the Alumni Association. The poverty simulation was hosted by a homeless shelter in Santa Clara County. Before immersing ourselves in the simulation, we toured the homeless shelter to…