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has been involved in public service and worked with many foundations,
including, The Ford Foundation, The Boston Foundation, The United Way
of Massachusetts Bay, the Puerto Rico Foundation, and others. He served
as a member of the Committee on Increasing Minority Participation in Health
Professions for the Institute of Medicine; member of the Political Participation
Panel for the Commission on the Status of Black Americans, National Academy
of Science; National Scholar for Public Influences of African-American
Churches for Pew Charitable Trusts; National Advisor to the Scholar/Practitioner
Program for the Kellogg Foundation's Devolution Initiative; member of
the Advisory Committee for Research and Public Policy for the National
Puerto Rican Coalition; and other national organizations.
contributions include committee memberships and panel presentations for
the American Political Science Association, National Conference of Black
Political Scientists, and the Urban Affairs Association.
He has written numerous guest columns for The Boston
Globe; The Boston Herald; In These Times; City Issues; Black Commentator Online; Massachusetts Human Services Provider;
Latin New York; Equal Times; Bay State Banner; and Roxbury Community
News. He has provided research assistance to several film projects,
including, "War on Poverty" film series for PBS and Blackside
Productions, Inc.; the National Black Programming Consortium and PBS film,
"Blacks Facing the Millenium"; and others.
James Jennings has extensive experience working with many neighborhood
organizations. He has served as a board member of the Roxbury Comprehensive
Community Health Center, the United South End Settlement House, the City
Mission Society, the Civil Rights Project, the Urban League of Eastern
Massachusetts, the NAACP-Boston Branch, the Hispanic Office of Planning
and Evaluation, The
Hyams Foundation, and other community and governmental bodies.