About Street Civics

Street Civics is a public education and data aggregation website intended to provide advocates, activists, and organizers with resources on how to create social and institutional change. This site is the first among a series of projects meant to spur the development of peaceful and sustainable economies.

About Street Civics Founder and Primary Author

Dan Jasper
Street Civics founder, Daniel Jasper, in a meeting with U.S. Senate staff discussing U.S.-North Korea relations

After years of learning on the job, Dan Jasper founded Street Civics in 2019 to help provide new advocates with information on how to get started.

He is has nearly two decades of experience working in public policy, advocacy, organizing, international affairs, sustainable development, social justice, climate change and peace building. He is currently a policy advisor for Project Drawdown where he works on multidisciplinary solutions for climate change and poverty alleviation, particularly in South Asia and Africa.

Previously, he worked for the American Friends Service Committee where he advocated for peace, humanitarian cooperation, and international development in Asia with an emphasis on US-North Korea and US-China relations.

He has co-founded and led several coalitions including the Korea Peace Network and the Lift Sanctions, Save Lives network; through these groups, Dan helped spearhead the first pieces of legislation calling for a formal end to the Korean War, large-scale sanctions reform efforts, and major collective actions – coordinating over 110 organizations and representing over 65 million supporters. He is also a member of the National Committee on North Korea as well as an Advisory Board Member for the Coalition of Families of Korean & Cold War POW/MIAs.

He has appeared in several media outlets such as Associated Press, the Washington TimesNBC, Reutersthe New York Timesthe Nation, the African Times, and Voice of America. Dan worked at World Learning from 2014 – 2015 where he administered the State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). He served in the Peace Corps and Peace Corps Response assisting national ministries with local education programs in Turkmenistan from 2008 – 2010 and in St Lucia from 2013 – 2014.

He has also worked for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Minnesota House of Representatives, and Congresswoman Betty McCollum. He holds a Master’s in public policy and certificate in international development from Duke University and a Bachelor’s in global studies, cultural studies, and linguistics from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.