OUR MISSION IS TO BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER TO COLLABORATE AND CREATE INCREDIBLE POSSIBILITIES

COMMON SPACE is a nonprofit hub for brainstorming, organizing, and celebrating. Through collaborative community-centered efforts, we create positive and sustainable change for California’s Central Valley. Come visit us to see where it all happens and how you can join in!


Our Values

EQUALITY
or no deal

CREATIVITY
ideas before results

KINDNESS
everyone deserves it

INTEGRITY
do what's right

TEAMWORK
achieve more together

SUCCESS
results by and for people

COMMUNITY
people come first

TRUST
starts with honesty

COMMUNICATE
understand then do

Our Leadership Team

  Zachary Antoyan  Development Director

Zachary Antoyan
Development Director

  Lisa Cedillo  Philanthropy Coordinator

Lisa Cedillo
Philanthropy Coordinator

  Ross Johnston  Special Projects Coordinator

Ross Johnston
Special Projects Coordinator

  Justin Kamimoto  Founder & Executive Director

Justin Kamimoto
Founder & Executive Director

  Michelle Rodriguez  Philanthropy Coordinator

Michelle Rodriguez
Philanthropy Coordinator

  Alyssa Phommahasay  Volunteer Director

Alyssa Phommahasay
Volunteer Director

  Brenda Valdez  Philanthropy Coordinator

Brenda Valdez
Philanthropy Coordinator

 

Program & Support Team

  Abel Abrego-Salazar  Ambassador

Abel Abrego-Salazar
Ambassador

  Kaelyn Dauer  Ambassador

Kaelyn Dauer
Ambassador

  Matthew Ayon  Ambassador

Matthew Ayon
Ambassador

  Connor Matteson  Social Media Coordinator

Connor Matteson
Social Media Coordinator

  Dante Bellota  Program Director, MY LGBT PLUS

Dante Bellota
Program Director, MY LGBT PLUS

  Daniel Mendoza  Ambassador Coordinator

Daniel Mendoza
Ambassador Coordinator

  Megan Bronson  Ambassador

Megan Bronson
Ambassador

  Kalyn Mello  Social & Events Coordinator

Kalyn Mello
Social & Events Coordinator

Community Outreach Director

Position: Community Outreach Director

Position Type: Volunteer

Hours expected: 15-30 hours/month

The Community Outreach Director position is dedicated to getting people engaged with COMMON SPACE in the Central Valley region. Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Working alongside the Executive Director to develop, implement and update all plans in regards to: community events, educational seminars, networking opportunities, public relations and outreach
  • Utilizing strong interpersonal skills to identify and maintain key relationships with community sources from Modesto to Bakersfield
  • Working in partnership with the Leadership Team to insure all aspects of the outreach process (general inquiries, tours, follow up and goals reached) are handled
  • Working alongside the Marketing Director to develop promotional materials for community branding
  • Assisting the Social & Events Director with unlocking and locking up for groups that book the space
  • Hosting a minimum of four (4) community service events for the COMMON SPACE teams to partipate in

Social & Events Director

Position: Social & Events Director

Position Type: Volunteer

Hours expected: 15-30 hours/month

The Social & Events Director position is a hands-on role dedicated to hosting social events at our Downtown Fresno brick-and-mortar location. This role will work closely with our Executive Director in event coordination and internal team building. Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

EVENT COORDINATING

  • Acting as a liaison between COMMON SPACE and groups looking to rent our space

  • Organizing the logistics before, during and after an event while assigning tasks to team members for support

  • Establishing relationships with vendors and community organizations for partnership/sponsorships

  • Promotion of events and social activities on our website, social media, and sending/posting information to media/community boards

  • Brainstorming event ideas and working with our Leadership Team on what would best serve our programs mission and vision

  • Evaluating events by utilizing our internal processes and reporting results

  • Working with a set budget to produce events/social activities without taking away from the COMMON SPACE experience

  • Assisting the Leadership Team at community outreach events and other program support resources

  • Must be available to host ArtHop and recurring events that we have on our calendar
     

INTERNAL TEAM BUILDING

  • Planning quarterly team building activities for collaboration and sharing of ideas

  • Creating monthly events for organizations housed under COMMON SPACE to come together in a social environment  

  • Organizing training opportunities for personal and professional growth that will be a benefit the people and organizations at COMMON SPACE