Joe Shansky

Program Operations Director (Interim)

Joe has worked at the intersection of strategic communications and community organizing for more than a decade. After studying and writing as a freelance journalist in Latin America, he led and supported teams across the immigrant rights and labor movements, with a focus on advocacy through institutional storytelling. Before joining Literature for All of Us, he served as a consultant in a range of nonprofit and corporate environments; most recently the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Originally from Milwaukee, Joe now calls the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago home. He is an avid reader, traveler, new father, and devotee of live, loud music. Joe can be reached at