Dr. Jeffery M. Johnson
Dr. Jeffery M. Johnson is President and CEO of the National Partnership for Community Leadership (NPCL). As a national nonprofit intermediary organization, the mission of NPCL is to strengthen the service capacity of nonprofit and community-based agencies to empower men, youth and families.
As president of NPCL, Dr. Johnson has overseen the planning and implementation of two of the nation’s largest social welfare research projects involving low-income men. They are the Partners for Fragile Families Site Demonstration, and the Fathers at Work Demonstration. Since 1997, Dr. Johnson and NPCL have convened an annual international fatherhood conference that attracts community-based and family practitioners from around the world. He was the visionary and national planning committee chair for the 100 year anniversary of the Father’s Day Rally held at the Lincoln Memorial on June 19, 2009 with the involvement and support of President Barack Obama.
Dr. Johnson is a nationally recognized authority in the areas of leadership, employment and training, urban poverty and youth employment. A particular focus of Dr. Johnson’s work has been on the plight of African-American men and families. He is regularly invited to testify before the United States Congress on matters pertaining to fathers and strengthening families. He played a principal role in the passage of the first national fatherhood legislation in Congress, The Fathers Count Bill. Dr. Johnson is also the author of several publications including, Fatherhood Development: A Curriculum for Young Fathers.
Dr. Johnson has been quoted in many of the country’s leading newspapers including The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, and The Afro-American newspapers. Dr. Johnson has also appeared on The Tavis Smiley Show, The Michael Baisden Show, The Steve Harvey Show, CNN, C-Span, and Fox Morning News.
Dr. Johnson has an extensive civic involvement record and serves on many community boards where he has received numerous service awards. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Advisors for the Morehouse College Research Institute, The District of Columbia Commission on African-American Men and Boys, and the District of Columbia Neighborhood College wherein he serves as Board Chair. Dr. Johnson is a member of the Peoples Community Baptist Church in Silver Spring, Maryland where he serves as President of the Men’s Fellowship Ministry. He is also a 2009 Peace Ambassador Award recipient for his national and international work with men and families.Dr. Johnson has been married for 30 years to his wife Ernestine and has two children, Jeffery Jr. and Jasmin. He received his formal education at the University of Michigan where he received a Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts and Doctorate of Philosophy degrees in Urban Education.