• Organization TypeImplementing NGO, Advocacy NGO
  • Staff26-50
  • Founded2004
Community in Action is a grassroots non-profit non-governmental organization (NGO) located in one of Rio de Janeiro’s largest favela (slum) communities. The organization's mission is to offer vocational and cultural classes for students of all ages, as well as personal development opportunities for volunteers. The majority of NGOs in Rio provide outreach programs on a service model: slum inhabitants simply use the services others (who live outside the community) deem they need. Community in Action implements a new approach, a new vision – one that fosters the possibility of long-term community change by including residents in the operation of the organization. Currently, slum residents staff the majority of human resource and administrative positions. These present and future community leaders are the volunteers, the teachers, and the administrative teams. As social entrepreneurs, Community in Action has created a model for excluded and deprived people to create sustainable livelihoods and promote societal inclusion.

Where is Community in Action
    Location of open jobs


    Job openings over the past year

    1Total posted jobs

    Examples of past jobs

    • Operations Manager

    Staff at Community in Action have experience in


    • economic policy
    • development
    • research & development
    • financial services
    • market research


    • brazil
    • chile
    • bolivia
    • argentina
    • mexico


    • managerial experience
    • business development
    • experience in recruitment
    • international experience

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    Company Offices
    • (headquarters)
    • Comunidade em Ação – Estrada do Itararé, 480 Ramos