AEOC works in partnership with the city and residents to preserve the rich diversity of North Aurora and build wealth for immigrant and refugee communities.
The AEOC provides support, advocacy and economic equity development to North Aurora through the following programs:
The AEOC works to establish economic equity that supports the revitalization of North Aurora by empowering long-time residents and small business owners, particularly immigrants, refugees and people of color.
The AEOC is working to expand its services to the community of North Aurora through a community-mapping project
Currently there is a void in community organizing to prevent gentrification and harmful development of the area for residents. Little information is known about property inventory and land use. The AEOC will work in partnership with the City and residents to develop a report and plan that enables grassroots development.
The overall goal of the project is to preserve the rich diversity of North Aurora and build wealth in immigrant and refugee communities.
Specific goals are to:
1. Develop a comprehensive map of North Aurora that reveals property inventory, property owners, low use areas and vacant land.
2. Organize one voice for the community that advocates for organic growth and small business development.
3. Create economic incentives for entities to invest in North Aurora.
Projected outcomes of the project are small business development, community activation and planned development for North Aurora.