Community Action

The Jackson Center is a hub for organizing and creative community development. The histories and legacies of our communities continue to drive and our actions today.

  • Community First Organizing: As a continuation of our efforts with the Sustaining OurSelves Coalition, the Jackson Center serves as a hub for community advocacy work, connecting residents to existing and potential services and support: from tax relief and house rehab programs to youth mentorship opportunities and historical preservation efforts. Mainly, we facilitate connections to incredible partner organizations and housing non-profits throughout the area, and promote increased civic engagement across age, race, and class
  • Food Justice: The Jackson Center assists in supporting and managing volunteers for St. Joseph’s “Heavenly Groceries/Comida Celestial,” a food bank that provides groceries for over 3,000 families each month. We have also worked with UNC students to develop new initiatives as a part of our Northside Gardening Project.
  • Civic Media: The Jackson Center publishes the Northside News, a regular newsletter delivered to households throughout the Northside and Pine Knolls neighborhoods. The newsletter aims to connect community members and increase awareness of local history, events, and resources.