Community Organizing

General Membership
Our membership base is composed of community members whose dedication and engagement drives our mission forward. For over 20 years our members have worked tirelessly to help us identify and mitigate the environmental justice issues that plague the Northeast San Fernando Valley, ranging from industrial pollution to lack of access to healthy foods.
Our members come together once a month for our member meetings where we strive to develop community leadership through programming that provides our members a community tool kit to become advocates for the changes they want to see in their homes, schools and neighborhoods.

Our doors are always open to community members that are seeking to become involved and to local organizations and agencies that hope to add value to our community through presentations or announcements.

Member Meetings are hosted every 4th Thursday of the month at Pacoima Neighborhood City Hall from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Meetings are held in Spanish, but translation is provided upon request. For more information please contact Felipe Escobar or Mayra Soto at (818)899-2454.

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Community Inspectors
Our Community Inspectors program is designed to recruit and train residents to become informed community leaders and advocates for social change. The training for our inspectors takes place during our weekly Community Inspectors meeting where the curriculum we implement is designed to equip our inspectors with the tools needed to create positive change in our neighborhoods. Our inspectors are committed to:

  • Attending our monthly member meetings to learn about tools offered by local organizations and agencies
  • Attending our weekly community inspectors meeting to learn in more detail about the services provided by agencies like the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) and MyLA311
  • Identifying and tracking environmental hazards in their surrounding neighborhoods such as, but not limited to Illegal dumping, graffiti, storm water pollution, air pollution and lead contamination
  • Reporting environmental hazards to the appropriate agency or reporting back to our Community Organizers during weekly meetings
  • Attending public meetings and voicing their concerns and observations

If you are interested in becoming a Community Inspector please contact Felipe Escobar or Mayra Soto at (818)899-2454.

Read about what inspires our Community Inspectors - Community Inspectors' Bios