We're thrilled to introduce HOPE Collaborative's newest staff member! Erica Jackson, who was previously a member of HOPE's Youth Action Board, joins our staff as the Food Justice Community Organizer. The competition for the role was fierce, and Erica's passion, commitment, and skillset shone through the hiring process. We're thrilled to have her here, and so we asked some questions to get to know her better.
What were you grateful for in 2017?
I'm grateful for my support system of mentors, friends, and family in 2017. They've all supported me through the
rough and hard times, and continue to do so when I need them.
|Erica Jackson, Food Justice Community Organizer
What are you looking forward to in 2018?
I'm looking forward to planning and serving as a mentor for 2018
Sisterhood Rising. I'm very honored to step into this role and hope to represent HOPE as well as East Oakland fiercely!
What is your favorite ice breaker question & how would you answer it?
: My favorite ice breaker question is, if you could be a taco, what would you be and why? My answer would be a carne asada taco because I LOVE tacos. They are my favorite food, and I could eat them any time of day.
Describe your job in 7 words or less.
Corner Stores Seeking Food Justice With Youth!