ABOUT US: InnerCity Struggle (ICS) is a transformational and intergenerational movement that builds community power to advance justice, life opportunities, and dignity in the Eastside of Los Angeles. Our vision is for the Eastside of Los Angeles to be a thriving, multigenerational, and civically engaged community that ensures racial justice, a quality education, an equitable economy, and a healthy built environment for residents most impacted by systemic injustices. ICS organizes youth and families in Boyle Heights, unincorporated East Los Angeles, City Terrace, El Sereno, and Lincoln Heights. 

InnerCity Struggle is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate based on race, religion, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ people, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.


Familias Unidas Community Organizer

Full-Time Position $25.00-$$27.50/hour commensurate with experience
Deadline for accepting applications: November 30, 2023, or until the position is filled.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Familias Unidas (FaU) Community Organizers would be responsible for effectively organizing Eastside residents including tenants, parents, and adults to take action on issues of Housing Justice, Early Care and Education, Educational Equity, Youth Justice, and Civic Engagement. We are looking for two organizers to focus on Early Care and education, English Language Learner Support, and Housing Justice. These positions require advanced organizing skills to facilitate social justice-related campaigns and build leadership among parent membership. We are looking for someone with previous experience in engaging community members, developing popular education curriculum, facilitating and coordinating leadership training, and knowledge of effective base-building. The ideal candidate is fluent in written and conversational English and Spanish.  

Submit your cover letter and resume to: Jessica Castillo, Familias Unidas Coordinator at [email protected] and cc: Ruby Rivera, Sr. Director of Community Organizing, Email: [email protected] 

 Please include “Familias Unidas Community Organizer Position- First & Last Name” in the subject line of your email. The cover letter must address why you are interested in the position and what strengths you would bring to the organization

Please see the job description for more details.


Director of Development

Full-Time Position
Position open until filled

JOB DESCRIPTION: Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Development will spearhead development efforts as InnerCity Struggle (ICS) continues to grow. This is a new position in the organization and a great opportunity for a seasoned fundraiser and a creative self-starter to take a leadership role in support of ICS’s mission. The Director of Development will create and implement a comprehensive strategic approach that grows ICS’s nearly $3 million annual budget while strengthening the organization’s overall fundraising capacity. The Director of Development will work closely with the organization’s Management Team and the Board of Directors to implement key objectives in the organization’s new Strategic Plan, including Implementing a Major Donor Strategy, Building Capacity for a Membership Structure, Deepening ICS’s Special Event Strategy, and Increasing Board and Staff Capacity to Fundraise.

Submit your resume, cover letter, and a list of 3 references to Brigette Plascencia - [email protected]

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