Having meaningful engagement with the communities we serve is the highlight of being a community organizer. Angelica has had the opportunity to continue this work with her community of Brockton, alongside Tina Cardoso. Tina is the founder of Cape Verdean Woman United, sits on the Coalition's Community Council, and actively works to unify grassroots efforts in the City of Brockton. This past year she formed the Brockton Coalition of Grassroots Organizations. Historically these groups have navigated the city in silos. In this coalition space, we work to build collective power amongst grassroots organizations for further development, expansion, and mobilization. This image is from the Brockton Coalition of grassroots organization's first-ever kickoff event with Boston's city councilor at large, Julia Mejia. Councilor Mejia is a longtime community organizer and activist, she has supported the Brockton coalition in defining and reimagining what community mobilization could look like in Brockton. Through community organizing, we build collective power and unity through mobilizing communities to take meaningful action to end and prevent violence.
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