Orland Bishop is the founder and Director of ShadeTree Multicultural Foundation in Los Angeles, where he has pioneered approaches to urban truces and mentoring at-risk youth that combine new ideas with traditional ways of knowledge. ShadeTree serves as an intentional community of mentors, elders, teachers, artists, healers and advocates for the healthy development of children and youth.
Orland's work in healing and human development is framed by an extensive study of medicine, naturopathy, psychology and indigenous cosmologies through which he has also initiated the World Community Prophecy and Planning Institute (WCPPI). WCPPI holds a unique space in the area of networking resources with community and business initiatives. The primary role of WCPPI is to build community for multi-stake holder agreements to facilitate collaborative partnerships between government, business and civil society. In service of this role, Orland Bishop is a member of many organizations and groups that consist of the donor community, policy makers and thought leaders of today.