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John Landesman

Senior Associate

John Landesman is coordinator of the Montgomery County Public Schools Study Circles Program just outside Washington DC. The program helps parents, students, staff and administrators address racial and ethnic barriers to student achievement and parent involvement. Prior to joining MCPS, Landesman was director of Community Assistance for Everyday Democracy, overseeing a team that provided technical assistance and tools to over 200 communities around the country. Before moving to the Washington, D.C., area in 1999, Landesman was associate director for the InterReligious Council of Central New York. Among other duties, he was responsible for developing and directing an on-going community-wide dialogue program to end racism, improve race relations, and begin racial healing in Syracuse, NY. Landesman currently lives in Silver Spring, MD, with his wife, Linda, daughter, Abby, and son, Ben.

Dialogue to Change

Our ultimate goal is to create positive community change that includes everyone, and our tools, advice, and resources foster that kind of change. Whether you’re grappling with a divisive community issue, or simply want to include residents’ voices in city government, Everyday Democracy's Dialogue to Change process, using a racial equity lens, can help.