Henry Banks

Work experience

Work experience

2008 - 2009

Evening Shift Manager

Deli Mart 4th Street Market
1991 - 2008

Independent Contractor

United Food and Commercial Workers and ISD 709 Duluth Public Schools

Performed independent contracted work for the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, small to medium sized non profits and the Independent School District #709 in Duluth, Minnesota. The contracts were for specified times only and over many years.

2004 - 2005

Neighborhood Coordinator and Community Organizer

Neighborhood Housing Services of Duluth
2000 - 2004

Center Director and Neighborhood Job Consultant

Washington Family Resource Center
1996 - 2000

Assistant Building Manager

Bowman Properties, Inc.
1985 - 1991

Director, African American Student Services and Adviser, Black Student Association

University of Minnesota


1982 - 1986

Political Science

1981 - 1982

1975 - 1979


St. Joseph Central High School


  • Received the 2004 Martin Luther King, Jr. Justice for Peace Award in Duluth, Minnesota
  • Received the 2004 Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial Award of Distinction
  • Recognized by Twin Cities Public Television as an outstanding community leader of 2004
  • NAACP, Member
  • Duluth Planning Commission, Member


  • Hardworking and Creative
  • Caring and Trustworthy
  • Independent Thinker
  • Community Leader and Community Organizer
  • People Centered


I am presenting to you my professional experience, achievements, skills and relevant information related to my ability to lead and direct large and complex projects and my ability to manage large, medium and small personnel teams in a manner consistent with a succesful and thriving organization.



Organizational Skills

More than fifteen years experience as a professional community organizer Detail oriented and highly motivated Ability to direct complex projects from concept to fully operational status Goal oriented with strong leadership skills More than twenty years experience working in and with diverse populations Proven ability to work in unison with large and small groups Proven ability to work cross-culturally with individuals from professional and non professional backgrounds



Knight Creative Communities Initiative Community Catalyst

Knight Foundation, Florida

Academy for Advancing Community

Blandin Foundation, Grand Rapids, Minnesota

Blandin Community Leadership Programs

Blandin Foundation, Grand Rapids, Minnesota

Advanced Dismantling Racism Certification

Crossroads Ministry Chicago, Illinois

Undoing Racism Certification

People's Institute - New Orleans, La.