Who We Are
Louis Alemayehu - Director
You can also download "North Minneapolis Asset Mapping and Indicators for 2006".
The following represent the key objectives of EJAM’s strategic plan:
Objective 1: Build EJAM’s base community
Objective 2: Develop EJAM Organizational Sustainability Plan
Objective 3: Develop EJAM logo, website, key messaging, presentation “toolkit,” and other promotional materials
Objective 4: Inspire and build capacity of Northside Minneapolis community to advocate localized sustainable economic initiatives
Fostering a sense of belonging and shared responsibility for each other and the land is essential to improving the health and quality of life in our communities. As part of the Sustainable Economic Initiative, EJAM will pilot a community organizing model that builds its base community and provides opportunities for that base to prioritize and create solutions to the challenges they face. This base building is also a central focus of EJAM’s strategy for organizational sustainability.
EJAM’s new focus of work is localized sustainable economic growth on the Northside of Minneapolis. This focus builds upon EJAM’s work in policy advocacy and environmental health education. EJAM program areas (in bold) and programs/projects include:
Environmental Justice Advocacy
Green Jobs Advocacy
Environmental and Social Justice Advocacy (on case-by-case basis)
Healthy Legacy Year III
Sustainable Economic Initiative
While we envision working with low income communities, communities of color and Indigenous Peoples locally, regionally, and even globally as the organization grows; our work over the next three years will concentrate first on the Northside of Minneapolis where our organization is based. In keeping with EJAM’s core values we will work with people from a broad socio-economic background, but strive to work with those with the fewest opportunities for improving their quality of life and realizing a healthy and sustainable future.
We envision a diverse community of leaders taking charge of the health of their home, food, and local environment.
EJAM works in collaboration with communities to revitalize traditions of caring for the land and of working together to create healthy environments and just, sustainable economies.