Mark Chupp, MSW, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the Mandel School, Chair of the master’s concentration in Community Practice for Social Change, and a Faculty Associate at the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development. Mark Chupp is an international recognized leader and trainer in community building and strength-based community change. Recent projects include serving as a community-building strategist to the Annie E. Casey Foundation in its work in East Baltimore.
For the past 3 years, Mark has served as a trainer and consultant in strength-based approaches to community change in marginalized communities in northern Israel. He has extensive experience working with Cleveland’s community development system and has been a collaborator with Neighborhood Connections since its inception. He regularly provides consulting to public officials, practitioners, activists, and organizations across the country and internationally.
In 2009, he founded the East Cleveland Partnership, a service learning and community based participatory research effort to support the revitalization of a disadvantaged community next to the Case Western campus. He has lived in Central America and continues to serve as a resource in Latin America. He is a founding trustee of the National Peace Academy and serves as an adjunct faculty of the Summer Peacebuilding Institute at Eastern Mennonite University. Mark also serves as an instructor for the Mandel Foundation’s Neighborhood Leadership Development Program.
Contact: Mark Chupp
Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-7164