Juan Leyton

Juan Leyton is Director of Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts.  He has devoted his career to economic justice and building power in low-income communities. He was an activist in his native Chile, before moving to the Boston area where he worked as a community organizer for eight years at the East Boston Ecumenical Community Council. Juan served as the Executive Director of City Life/Vida Urbana for six years. He expanded City Life from a single-issue organization based in Jamaica Plain to a city-wide organization with a multi-issue focus and multi-ethnic constituency. He most recently served as a program officer for the Solidago Foundation, a national foundation invested in developing a progressive movement through funding strategies. Juan has worked with organizations around the country on issues like worker and immigrant rights, tax reform, corporate accountability and gentrification.