Steve Schnapp

Steve retired from UFE in 2016. While he was here, he helped design and develop UFE’s popular economics education workshops and materials and lead workshops and presentations on inequality and movement building around the country. Steve has over 40 years experience as a community-based organizer, educator, and activist in New York City and the Greater Boston area.

Steve studied popular education with Dr. Jane Vella and has led numerous Training of Trainers Institutes for organizers, community educators, and social justice activists in the U.S. and Canada. Steve also taught Community Organizing at the Boston University School of Social Work and Springfield College/School of Human Services, in the 1990s.

In retirement, Steve participates in public conversations projects, immigrant rights activism, and racial justice work in the city of Medford where he resides.

Steve earned a B.A. in anthropology from the City College of New York in 1969 and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Boston University in 1981.

Steve gets support and encouragement from his lifelong partner, Honey Schnapp, his daughters, Tania and Jessie, and his grandchildren Zuzu, Grey, and Miles.


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