Jim facilitates workshops on community building, cultural transformation, systems thinking and also, with Karina Lutz, ‘Work that Reconnects’ (deep ecology) retreats. He teaches Philosophy, Community Service and Global Studies at the Community College of Rhode Island, Providence College and Rhode Island’s state prison. In the summer of 2015, Jim and a small group of friends founded Listening Tree Cooperative, a community-based permaculture homestead, in Chepachet, Rhode Island. For much of his work life, Jim served as the co-director of Amos House, a homeless shelter and soup kitchen on Providence’s south side, while organizing dozens of campaigns promoting peace and justice. He is father to Sofia (b. 1991) and Nelson (1994).