President and Founder of Isles, Inc.
Martin Johnson is president and founder of Isles, Inc., a Trenton-based community development and environmental organization. Founded in 1981 when Mr. Johnson was attending Princeton University, Isles provides self-help services in community planning and research, real estate development, environmental health, urban agriculture, green job training and education, wealth creation and energy services.
Mr. Johnson has worked to build the capacity of the community development sector statewide and on the national level. He is a founder and former director of New Jersey Community Capital, founding trustee of the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey, and founder and former chair of the New Jersey Regional Coalition. He is the founder and former co-chair of the national Success Measures Project, a project of the Development Leadership Network. In 1996, he taught as a visiting fellow at the Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He is a former Princeton University trustee and member of its Executive Committee.
Mr. Johnson has received a presidential “Take Pride in America Award,” a Princeton University Peace Prize, a New Jersey Pride Award for Community Development, and the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the New Jersey Chapter of the National Conference on Community and Justice.