Toni McNeil

Founder & Executive Director


Toni McNeil has nearly 10 years of experience as a Community Organizer for San Joaquin County. She has worked with Community residents and Concrete members surrounding Restorative Justice Issues such as: Gun Violence Reduction, Principled Policing, exposing/dismantling the Prison Industrial Complex, as well as Housing & Homelessness. She is an experienced consultant, and is skilled at trainings and group facilitations surrounding leadership development, vision casting, conflict resolutions, and bridging/belonging across differences.


Toni has a strong passion for healing and empowerment within communities of color through the means of active listening, training, and educating. Her focus is on revealing truths that lie within power structures through strategic and intentional power mapping, research, and systemic analysis. She enjoys motivational speaking, group facilitating, and training at events and is especially skilled in the areas of Facilitating, Organizing, Advocacy, and Leadership Development.


Toni McNeil is a mother of four, native of Stockton, and an ordained Elder. She has held a variety of ministry positions and developed programs such as “Train up a Child” and “Moving Forward” to help bridge the gap between church and community. She is the Founder and Host of Anti-Black Conversations, which is a virtual platform where People of Color can challenge each other’s conditioned mindsets through emotionally-intelligent, conscious dialogue to reveal the film of White Supremacy that clouds the lenses from which we see ourselves and others.

  • Member of Statewide First Response Equity Advisory Committee through Public Health Advocates
  • Member of Stockton City Manager’s Review Board (Public Safety)
  • Inaugural recipient of City of Stockton’s Champion of HOPE Award for Community Violence Prevention efforts
  • “If you can organize The Block, you can organize anyone.”

Contact Info

Phone : (209) 905-4501
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