Ben Walters recently retired from the City Attorney’s Office in Portland, Oregon after a thirty year career. Ben rose to serve as a Chief Deputy City Attorney, with responsibilties including contract negotiations, ordinance drafting and providing advice to elected officials and bureau directors on policy development. Ben has served on a variety of non-profit boards, ranging from a credit union to an African dance and music program. Ben enjoys cooking, gardening, bicycling and reading. Ben and his partner Stacy Hankin have two children, Joshua and Charlotte. After high school, Charlotte participated in an AmeriCorps program in San Antonio, assisting seventh grade teachers in an urban middle school. This convinced Ben of the invaluable opportunities of a gap year experience.
Tivnu: Building Justice is optimistic that our 2020 - 21 Gap Year program will continue as planned, beginning on September 1. We are still accepting applicants, as space permits. Our staff is working remotely but with great excitement as we prepare for internships, learning, living, and enjoying the Pacific Northwest together. We will be implementing whatever modifications are needed to keep ourselves and the people we work with safe and healthy. Now, more than ever, we need to get to work, building a better world.