In a surprise to all Benjamin Unseth announced on Friday, March 31 that he is leaving as Executive Director of Project Understanding, effective immediately. Unseth has served as Executive Director of the Ventura-based non-profit since August of 2014. During his tenure Project Understanding has taken a significant role in addressing social issues in the Ventura area. He guided the consolidation of the administrative and client-services facilities at one location on Johnson Drive in Ventura, strengthening the organization’s ability to offer housing, tutoring and food distribution to those in need. Ben expressed his appreciation to the staff, the Board of Directors, and Project’s sponsors and donors for their support during his time as Executive Director.
Founded in 1977, Project Understanding provides hope by developing and directing resources for the purpose of transforming lives and community through justice, mercy and compassion. For 40 years, Project Understanding has been assisting people reach their highest attainable level of independence. For more information on Project Understanding, please visit www.projectunderstanding.org.