Melonie Griffiths is the organizing director at Mass Jobs With Justice. She has a long history of community engagement/ advocacy in the Boston area. She began community organizing with City Life/ Vida Urbana, as someone that was impacted with post foreclosure eviction and helped build a base of community leaders around housing displacement and gentrification. She later became lead organizer and anchored national bank negotiations through the Right to the city alliance, where she served as a steering committee member. She currently holds a seat on the steering committee of the Black Immigration network and fundraising committee of Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity.