What We Do

We are the people of City Heights. We collaborate, advocate, and organize to create the community we deserve!

Mid-City CAN is comprised of residents of the Mid-City neighborhood who care about making a lasting impact in this community. We gather around the top issues residents care about, forming teams of volunteers. Mid-City CAN helps organize these teams to accomplish their goals. Our mission is to create a safe, productive, and healthy community through collaboration, advocacy, and organizing. 

Mid-City CAN takes a unique approach to accomplish our missionwe work with residents and partners to drive positive change across many systems and issues. Rather than coming in as an outside force, Mid-City CAN extensively collaborates with the people of City Heights to see what they need the most in their neighborhood. The most pressing issues raised by the people themselves are then addressed through Momentum Teams, which are councils made up of residents from City Heights.

Mid-City CAN is invested in developing leaders in City Heights. We hold events open to the public, training to foster growth, and have a Youth Council to inspire and prepare youth to take a more active role in their communities.

Mid-City CAN and MESD are 501c3 nonprofit organizations and support no candidates for office and do not endorse candidates for office, ever. We are thankful to work in a community with amazing and active leaders and their views are their own and Mid-City CAN endorses no individual. No discussion or comments should be taken as such.

To join a Momentum Team or get involved with one of our leadership development opportunities, call us at (619) 272-7582 or email us at [email protected]