Steve retired from UFE in 2016. While he was here, designed and developed UFE’s popular economics education workshops and materials, and lead workshops and presentations around the country. He has nearly 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.
Before coming to UFE in October 1998, Steve directed the Management and Community Development Institute at the Lincoln Filene Center for Citizen Participation at Tufts University.
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 granddaughter Zuzu.