JOB OPENING: Community-based organizer for the North Fair Oaks Empowerment Initiative

15 Oct

Background: The North Fair Oaks Empowerment Initiative was founded by African American pastors, elders and leaders committed to restoring a once thriving African American business district. The target area is a divested and neglected corridor of Pasadena, from Washington Ave. to Woodbury Rd on N. Fair Oaks Ave. The goal is to beautify and not gentrify, to provide opportunity to address displacement with opportunity for those displaced to return with the use of underutilized church land for affordable housing. Beauty is being addressed with a potential street redesign (Complete Streets) in partnership with the city of Pasadena to slow traffic and create safely. Learn more here:
Job Summary:
The initial role of a community-based organizer will be to finalize a survey that was sent to the residents on N. Fair Oaks, Raymond and N. El Sereno and the side streets between Woodbury and Washington asking for their input on the Complete Streets concept (including more cross walks, trees, signage, etc.) for this N. Fair Oaks corridor. The goal is to obtain enough support so that the City will invest in accomplishing it. This redistribution and allocation of resources addresses longtime racial and economic injustice.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Together with and under the supervision, training, and direction of N. Fair Oaks Empowerment Team and MHCH staff (Team) the joy will involve:
1. Being in the community to obtain letters of support from businesses, churches and nonprofits and possibly ask for signatures for the rent control campaign.
2. See to develop a team of from those who have returned surveys.
3. Facilitate online meetings in coordination with two city departments.
4. Gather the results of the survey and public meetings and present them to the city with the Team.
To apply:
1. Obtain the full job description, from
2. If you feel you are qualified and feel led to apply, send a cover letter detailing your interest, your resume and contact information for three references.
Hours and pay: 10-15 hours a week, @ $20 an hour for six months with the potential of longer term employment and more hours.
Start date: ASAP

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