Our general body is comprised of passionate active members who volunteer & participate in membership meetings. Although monthly participation is not required, members find it informational to attend as much as your capacity allows.
Within our General Body also stands our Steering Committee and Subcommittees:
General Body Members
Steering Committee consists of general body members who dedicated a little more time to OCEJ. Some responsibilities include but not limited to planning, co-hosting, and executing Monthly Membership Meetings. In addition, Steering committee typically meets twice a month to discuss what, why, and how OCEJ next steps we should take. To see if the Steering Committee is right for you, email our community organizer Keila Villegas at for membership information and next steps.
OCEJ has 4 Subcommittees:
1) Action Ideation
2) Lead Contamination [PloNo Santa Ana Campaign]
3) Communities Organizing for Better Water
4) Electoral Politics
Have an idea & ready to make a change in our community? Reach out to to express interest in becoming an OCEJ member ! Also, join us in out next membership meeting usually every 3rd Monday of the month. Or visit our Events Page for details and Registration.
Our Project Director oversees the overall implementation of a certain program/campaign by maintaining our funding base through grant writing, reporting, grassroots fundraising, & special events. Overall, our Project Director builds upon existing coalitions to engage lower income Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) in a large scale grassroots outreach and civic participation program.
Community Organizer is the main bridge to gap what we do here at OCEJ, how individuals may become members, and what they can do to join our movement. Overall our Community Organizer manages recruitment and mobilization efforts by creating safe spaces for individuals to grow.
We currently have 6 advisory board members who guide OCEJ Staff in overall nonprofit development which may include pointing to funding resources, partner organizations, or developing/improving staff responsibilities, along with helping envision OCEJ projects. Please visit our Meet the Team tab for more on our board!