Gus Newport is a social justice activist, and independent consultant providing TA in the areas of community and economic development, public policy, community organizing strategies and organizational and systems development. Gus was the program director of the Vanguard Foundation, Sr. Fellow to the Ford, Annie E. Casey, and other foundations. Gus was the MLK Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Sr. Fellow at U.Mass. Boston.
Gus was the Director of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) Boston, MA and was Mayor of Berkeley, CA (1979-1986). He served as the Vice-President from the US to the World Peace Council (1980-1986) and served on two United Nations committees.