Khalida comes to CLU from one of our founding partners SEIU Local 32BJ New England District 615, where she was the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Community Support. She also worked for more than 15 years at another CLU founding partner Alternatives for Community & Environment (ACE), an environmental justice organization based in Roxbury, MA. As an ACE organizer, she played a lead role in forming Boston’s first public transit riders’ union, coordinated campaigns with residents and community allies to fight for transportation justice, and supported the development of youth and adult leadership. Khalida was born and raised in Boston and is the proud mother of her twenty year old son, Ziquelle G Smalls. Both enjoy being very active in their Jamaica Plain community.