InnerCity Struggle (ICS) is a social justice, community-building, and membership-led organization based in the Eastside of Los Angeles. ICS promotes safe, healthy and non-violent communities by organizing youth and families in Boyle Heights, East Los Angeles, El Sereno and Lincoln Heights to work toward social justice. ICS was founded in 1994 as an independent center that builds community leadership to improve the quality of life for Eastside residents.
ICS won student, parent, teacher and community support to bring autonomy and additional resources into Roosevelt HS, its two feeder middle schools and one feeder elementary school through the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools (PLAS)
ICS secured $200 million from the QEIA (SB 1133) funds for Eastside schools to support class size reduction and increase A-G availability.
ICS was one of the lead organizations of Communities for Educational Equity that won the passage of the "A-G Life Prep" resolution in LAUSD to ensure the curriculum would be part of the new high school graduation requirements to ensure all students graduate college eligible.
ICS won the building of a new elementary school and two new high schools in East Los Angeles.
ICS won the approval of five Pilot Schools at Esteban E. Torres High School (ETHS) resulting in greater school autonomy and a more personalized education for the students at ETHS.
InnerCity Struggle is seeking an experienced Community Organizer to coordinate our Familias Unidas/United Families (FaU) component. FaU builds a powerful base of parents and community members who are organized to work toward educational justice in public education. FaU builds community and parent leadership that advocates for a progressive voice on issues and policies impacting the Eastside.
The FaU Coordinator responsibilities include:
Coordinate monthly FaU base meetings with general members.
Coordinate monthly FaU Coordinating Committee meetings with parent leaders.
Develop outreach strategies to to continuously build the base of parents in FaU.
Train FaU members on various aspects related to community organizing.
Conduct political education with FaU members.
Facilitate meetings, coordinate events, and assist in organizing component and organizational actions.
Build alliances with school representatives, parent organizations and other potential allies.
Participate in campaign development and strategy.
And other duties as identified by the Associate Director.
Experience working with parents and community residents
Minimum two years experience in community/labor organizing
Commitment to systemic social change and strong desire to build a social movement in Los Angeles
Understanding of urban educational and school issues
Independent worker, initiative-taker, good problem-solver, and detail oriented
Ability to work in a team setting and provide/receive constructive feedback
Ability to work effectively with school and District officials
Excellent writing and communication skills
Knowledge of computer programs preferred (Microsoft Office, Graphics/Layout programs)
College Graduate preferred
Car is required (with liability insurance)
Bilingual in English & Spanish
This is a full-time position. Salary to be negotiated based on qualifications and experience. Full medical benefits included. The position is open until filled.