A Just Harvest's mission is to fight poverty and hunger in the Rogers Park and greater Chicago community by providing nutritious meals daily while cultivating community and economic development and organizing across racial, cultural and socioeconomic lines to create a more just society. We feed hungry people, but we also feed our collective hunger for hope, for fellowship, and a strong sense of community. We feed people's hunger to serve, to improve our communities, to be creative, and to be a powerful agent for justice. We see beyond a world with hunger, brokenness, and despair, and we believe a new world is possible. We see beyond economic policies and political systems that create and perpetuate poverty and vast economic inequality. We proclaim a vision for a future where all have plenty, and no one is left in need. We see the potential of people in despair and communities experiencing oppression. We are committed to helping all people find their gifts and become leaders in creating a more just society.
Census Outreach Project
Once a decade, the United States of America comes together to count every resident in the United States, creating national awareness of the importance of the census and its valuable statistics. It counts our population and households, providing the basis for reapportioning congressional seats, redistricting, and distributing federal funds annually to support states, counties, and communities' vital programs — impacting housing, education, transportation, employment, health care, and public policy.
A Just Harvest is coordinating a census outreach program, and we are hiring for Census Outreach Coordinators to work in the following neighborhoods in Chicago: Rogers Park, West Ridge, Uptown, Edgewater, and Logan Square; and the suburbs of Des Plaines and Prospect Heights.