John currently serves as the Executive Director of Advancement Project California a next generation, multi-racial civil rights organization. Through building new tools, coalitions, and institutional capacity, his commitment has been to ensure that the experience of low-income people and communities of color can no longer be ignored. John has developed advocacy and research initiatives on issues ranging from community health, redistricting, civic engagement, education, and public finance. Under his direction, many of these initiatives have resulted in the reallocation of hundreds of millions of public and private dollars to the most underserved neighborhoods and have lifted up the voice and power of marginalized communities throughout California. John also has a long track record as a coalition-builder and facilitator, and has established a wide-range of partnerships with foundations, community based organizations, and governmental agencies across the state. In 2011, John completed a term as a commissioner for the City of Los Angeles’ Board of Neighborhood Commissioners and currently serves on the Los Angeles Commission for Children and Families.