Kickstarter – Community Organiser
Who are you?
My name is Jordan and I have lived on StoneGrove estate my whole life which means I have been here also during the re-generation start to finish.
‘I live on the estate where OneStoneGrove is based. The fact that I am able to make a real change here and bring the community closer together makes me happy’
What do you do at OneStonegrove?
I am currently a Community Organiser trainee at OneStonegrove community centre. When applying for this job I fell in love with the description of what this job entailed. Due to the pandemic, I lost my previous job and found this one through universal credit which is part of a new kickstart scheme. My time spent so far at OneStoneGrove has been great and some of the things I’ve done since starting here have involved helping out my colleagues, starting a listening cafe, getting to know the community, connecting people with each other that live on the estate, improving and building on my listening skills. Please come and join us at the cafe! We are open Mondays and Tuesdays 2pm-4pm and Wednesday 12pm-2pm! We are here to listen to you.
Why do you love what you do?
My biggest problem with previous jobs was that I never liked what I was doing but I can finally say I love working here! All my colleagues are amazing and make it a great environment to be in. I live on the estate where OneStonegrove is based. The fact that I am able to make a real change here and bring the community closer together makes me happy