Director, Community Building
Juan Leyton has joined NeighborWorks America's Community Initiatives team as Director, Community Building. He is the former Executive Director of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) in Boston, Massachusetts, where he worked on the implementation of a major community planning process, advocated for the increase of affordable housing, arts space and the expansion of community land-trusts.
His past work experience also includes working for the Local Enterprise Assistance Fund, MIT Community Innovators Lab (CoLab) and the Solidago Foundation. He also served as the director of Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts and City Life/ Vida Urbana in Boston.
He was a Barr Foundation Fellow and a MIT Mel King Community Fellow. Juan holds Master degrees in Community Economic Development from Southern New Hampshire Univerisity and in Public Policy from Tufts University.