Consultant to the Center for Partnership Studies
Chris Thomas has been a consultant to the Center for Partnership Studies since 2007, and as a participant in the CIIS Transformative Leadership Program developed a presentation on the partnership system from the perspective of a man who recognizes the importance of equal partnership between women and men.
Chris has long professional and academic background in social causes. After earning a double master's degree focused on international studies at MIT, Chris worked on links between environmental degradation and poverty issues in Colombia and Mongolia. He then worked in workforce development (primarily job training for low-income and foster youth) and job creation strategies in urban Oakland, California.
His nonprofit consulting and staff experiences have included organizational development, staff training, research, accounting, management, media production, and fundraising services for businesses and nonprofit organizations such as the LinkTV, the Global Citizen's Center, Hewlett-Packard Company, the Moore Foundation, the National Radio Project, the Commonweal Institute, the New Progressive Coalition, Netroots Nation, Center for Media and Democracy, Oakland Private Industry Council, Youth Employment Partnership, Seneca Center for Children and Families, and the Spanish Speaking Citizen's Foundation.