Daniel Johnson is currently a Program Manager for the Public Allies Los Angeles (PALA) program at Community Development Technologies (CDTech). In his role as a Program Manager for PALA he has the opportunity to facilitate the growth and development of emerging leaders. One of the ways he fulfills his role is by facilitating professional training that confronts the conditions of systemic oppression and advances communities of color, LGBTQ, and other protected groups. Prior to working for CDTech Daniel was hired as a Community Organizer for the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust (LANLT). At the LANLT he organized and trained community members in South Central Los Angeles on how to advocate for environmental justice. He is currently enrolled in Community Planning and Economic Development at Los Angeles Trade Tech College and interested in supporting efforts that will help his peers achieve long-term success.
Daniel is currently the President of the Zapata-King Neighborhood Council. He is committed to strengthening the community through volunteer efforts and civic engagement. He is also passionate about connecting people, organizations and ideas in ways that increase collective impact. Daniel is also an alumnus of AmeriCorps, YouthBuild, Front Line Leaders Academy, and Answering The Call.