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

Justin Kamimoto Founder & Executive Director

Justin Kamimoto
Founder & Executive Director

Zachary Antoyan Development Director

Zachary Antoyan
Development Director

Amanda Bosland Marketing Director

Amanda Bosland
Marketing Director

Scott Marple Social & Events Director

Scott Marple
Social & Events Director

Program & Support Team

Abel Abrego-Salazar Ambassador

Abel Abrego-Salazar
Ambassador

Omar Camargo Social & Events Coordinator

Omar Camargo
Social & Events Coordinator

Matthew Ayon Ambassador

Matthew Ayon
Ambassador

Lisa Cedillo Ambassador

Lisa Cedillo
Ambassador

Dante Bellota Program Director, MY LGBT PLUS

Dante Bellota
Program Director, MY LGBT PLUS

Kaelyn Dauer Ambassador

Kaelyn Dauer
Ambassador

Megan Bronson Ambassador

Megan Bronson
Ambassador

Connor Matteson Social Media Coordinator

Connor Matteson
Social Media Coordinator

Daniel Mendoza Ambassador Coordinator

Daniel Mendoza
Ambassador Coordinator

Kalyn Mello Social & Events Coordinator

Kalyn Mello
Social & Events Coordinator

Michelle Rodriguez Ambassador

Michelle Rodriguez
Ambassador

Brenda Valdez Ambassador

Brenda Valdez
Ambassador

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
 

Volunteer Director

Position: Volunteer Director

Position Type: Volunteer

Hours expected: 15-30 hours/month

The Volunteer Director position is dedicated to finding key people to joining our team. Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Following up on volunteer inquiries, setting up interviews as needed
  • Training all new volunteers about the COMMON SPACE polices and systems
  • Creating retention activities to ensure that all volunteers feel appreciated
  • Evaluating volunteers progress on a bi-annual basis to ensure maximum service standards are being met
  • Ensuring volunteers are staffed to support various areas of operations to include: front desks, special events, marketing, outreach
  • Scheduling of volunteers to ensure volunteers are engaged on a regular schedule
  • Maintaining volunteer on-boardng files and documentation is completed
  • Participating in community outreach events to recruit for open volunteer opportunities
  • Supporting Ambassador Coordinators of our MY LGBT PLUS and Fresno’s MEAL program to ensure volunteers are successful in that role