Our diverse team is comprised of practitioners with both education and years of hands-on experience in social change, ensuring that our work is grounded in practice, not just theory. Our nonprofit consulting and training staff have worked as executive directors, community organizers, development directors, policy analysts and frontline staff. Our social enterprise team has specific expertise in successfully launching and sustaining business ventures. Our researchers bring a high level of expertise in evaluating social service, education and capacity building programs, as well as an understanding of community-level work. All our staff dedicate their time and talent to serve as board members and community volunteers.
Through JVA's partnership with photographer and social entrepreneur Tony Deifell, our staff answer the question "Why Do You Do What You Do?" by focusing on the passion behind our work.