Meet the Education Team


James Johnson is the Education Director at EVOLVE Family Services. He has a wealth of experience including managing Emergency Shelter and Group home programs specifically for African American youth and children who have been abused and abandoned.

James has also planned events including African American Parent Involvement Day, the African American holiday of Kwanzaa, Martin Luther King Birthday celebration, and Un-Sung heroes/Black Child Development Week.

James is excited to provide leadership, vision, planning, and support to camps with a focus on history, culture, and identity. He is looking forward to seeing your smiling faces of all our families at all the upcoming camps.

James Johnson
Education Director


Emily is the Education Specialist for UMOJA MN. As a white person, Emily has a lot to unlearn about race and racism. She is constantly trying to pay more attention to her body and practice new ways of living in the world as a white person that cause less harm to Black, Indigenous and other people of color.

Emily studied Social Work and Sociology and likes to think about how we can change systems in our society, like our education system, in order to achieve greater freedom and liberation for all. When she is not learning about anti-racism, Emily enjoys being outside with her family and friends and making friends with her neighbors’ dogs and children.

Interested in registering for camp?

Emily Goodhue

Education Specialist