Dan thompson

257 state road #5    great barrington, MA  01230

(413) 854-7843    dasoka@yahoo.com





Active and deep listening social worker, experienced working in diverse communities abroad and at home, highly motivated – as testified to by years of volunteering with: FEMA, Red Cross, African Foundation for Street Children, National Indian Youth Leadership Program, Railroad Street Youth Project, Lutheran Family Services, Elder Services, Wynah Hospice, Americorps, Crisis Corps, Peace Corps, WHRW FM radio, etc…


Skills Summary


ü  Completed foundation year of an MSW before responding to Katrina’s call

ü  Masters in Education as Eisenhower and DeWitt Wallace Scholar, 4.0 GPA

ü  Prior certifications include: CYFD site supervisor, teaching, first aid and CPR

ü  Trainer of Trainers for Leopold Education Project, Refugee Camp Splash, etc.

ü  Se Habla Español






grant  manager                                              Trickle Up Foundation                                    New York, NY


  • Won five grants and secured follow-up grants with all five, including:
  • Women’s association
  • Public health initiative
  • Youth cultural association
  • Rural nutrition project
  • Tree nursery


operations coordinator           Shelter Casa Marianella                                   Austin, TX    


  • Case manager for hundreds of homeless clients with a vast array of challenges and resources
  • Department of Health certified for agency shopping at the Capitol Area Food Bank
  • Fundraising including on television, in the pulpit, etc.
  • Volunteer coordinator and recruiter: ESL, etc.
  • Facilitated the passing of HUD inspection


  spanish interpreter                                  Department of Social Services                        Columbia, SC


  • Provided phone interpretation for over a dozen counties
  • Also served department of health and environmental control
  • Offered assistance with programs such as TANF, WIC, etc.
  • Also translated written correspondence for DSS
  • Maintained meticulous records and confidentiality


publications available upon request