Community Organizing and You

Community Organizing and You 2017-11-21T17:30:34+00:00


That’s why we build leadership among immigrants, tenants and low-income members of our community.

And that’s why we work with ALL people who want to build a more equitable community.

About Community Organizing

At JPNDC, community organizing helps residents and business owners get active, learn leadership skills, and make a difference.

How may we help you?

Closing the gap between housing prices and what most people can afford requires systemic solutions. It also requires people to speak out in favor of affordable homes in THEIR neighborhood (saying YES in my backyard)!

JPNDC is part of citywide coalitions that are pushing for systemic solutions to the housing crisis. We also have several future new affordable housing projects that need community support.

Contact us to learn more!

JPNDC offers periodic leadership trainings and we also meet one-on-one with people to hear from them and encourage their involvement.

Contact us if you’re interested!

We have opportunities throughout the year for people to do something positive for their neighborhood! Check out our Calendar or sign up for our e-newsletter!

What does our leadership training cover?

  • Get clear on how you’d like to improve your community

  • Create a meeting agenda

  • Learn to speak in front of people

  • Bring your neighbors to meetings

  • Meet with elected officials, developers and others in power

  • Learn how to be an effective affordable housing advocate

Want to learn more? Please click “CONTACT US” below and tell us about you and your interests.

Contact Us


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Because when people get organized, they can make a difference.

  • Inequality is growing in our country and that trend is evident in our community.

  • Immigrants, always part of our community, are facing growing threats.

  • Working together for equity is the only way we’ll achieve it.


Because we’re grounded in our community and we have a track record of getting results.

  • More than half of the affordable homes JPNDC has developed grew out of organizing by tenants, neighbors and allies.

  • We use a popular education approach that recognizes and builds on the experience, knowledge and skills of people who aren’t usually included in leadership.

  • We welcome and work with anyone who embraces diversity and wants to make our community a better place.