Barr fellows

Juan Leyton

Director of Organizing, National Community Reinvestment Coalition

Juan Leyton is the Director of Organizing at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC). NCRC is an association of more than 600 community-based organizations that promote access to basic banking services, affordable housing, entrepreneurship, job creation and vibrant communities for America’s working families.

He is the former Executive Director of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) in Boston, Massachusetts, where he was recognized as a Barr Fellow in 2011. At DSNI he worked on the implementation of a major community planning process, advocated for the increase of affordable housing, arts space and the expansion of community land-trusts.

His past work experience includes working for the Local Enterprise Assistance Fund, MIT Community Innovators Lab (CoLab) and the Solidago Foundation. He also served as the Executive Director of Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts and City Life/ Vida Urbana in Boston and Director, Community Building at NeighborWorks America.

Juan was an MIT Mel King Community Fellow. He holds Masters Degrees in Community Economic Development from Southern New Hampshire University and in Public Policy from Tufts University.