Courtney Lonergan is an enthusiastic and compelling facilitator who engages the diverse perspectives of participants to elicit inspired meaningful action and working groups. She has worked in grassroots organizing in inner-city Phoenix for over 10 years and has been a community organizer since she was a small child. Courtney is passionate about bridging different cultural groups, facilitating honest dialogue, uncovering biases, and working together in community to make the world a more peaceful place. Her experience not only includes ToP Methods but a variety of approaches and methodologies including early childhood education, community building, new initiative development, partnership development, wall of wonder, mission, vision and philosophy development, diversity training, bullying training, project based learning, appreciative inquiry, open space, engaging local cultures, engaging youth in non-profits, engaging parents with schools, bridging schools with local communities, team building, image theory, addressing stereotypes, neighborhood academy training, group facilitation methods training, youth as facilitative leaders training, facilitation graphics, secrets of implementation training, et, al.
Recent clients include Arizona Call-A-Teen Youth Resources, Inc. (ACYR), Arizona State Libraries, Arizona Community Foundation, Arizona State University English Dept, Public Allies, Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona, Rural Health Office of Arizona, Arizona PTA, The Wellness Community, West Valley Cancer Connections, Central Arizona Project (CAP), Murphy School District, Community Care, Tumbleweed, L.A. Allstarz, CMY, YouthBuild Guadalupe, Arizona Town Hall, Chicanos por la Causa (CPLC), Maryvale Partners in Action (MPIA), Urban Arts Movement, American Red Cross&Crescent International Youth Retreat, Campfire, Valley of the Sun United Way, ASAP connect, American Islamic Forum for Democracy, and the Muslim Liberty Project.
Originally from Alaska, Courtney earned her Bachelors from the University of Idaho in Anthropology and Spanish; and Masters from Oregon State University in Cultural Anthropology and Ethnic Studies.