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.

Sustainable Growth

The AEOC provides support, advocacy and economic equity development to North Aurora through the following programs:

Dayton Street Day Labor Center

Providing support and advocacy to day laborers, primarily immigrants and refugees at high risk of exploitation, wage theft and dangerous work environments.

Al Alba Cooperative:

Business cooperative and commercial kitchen space for local food-based businesses focused on supporting immigrants, refugees and people of color in North Aurora.

Community Development:

AEOC plays a critical role in facilitating collaboration between the City of Aurora, Aurora Police Department and residents of North Aurora.

Community-mapping project

The AEOC is working to expand its services to the community of North Aurora through a community-mapping project.

Our mission

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.

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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.