James collaborates with the Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) Resource Development team on fundraising efforts for MPS strategic initiatives.
Prior to joining AchieveMpls, James worked in the corporate philanthropy world at Booz Allen Hamilton in Washington, DC., and also served with the Points of Light Institute/HandsOn Network, where he managed national programs related to youth and schools in low-income communities.
James is a Teach for America alum, having taught high school social studies in Baton Rouge. He also served as an AmeriCorps VISTA in Seattle. James is fairly new to the Twin Cities and spends his free time exploring Minneapolis and the surrounding area with his wife and young sons.