Who We Are

A start-up nonprofit with deep community roots and 19-acres of land, home to community farmers, a budding farmers market and gathering space bringing health and wellness to the Roosevelt School District and South Phoenix communities.

Open Positions

executive director

The Executive Director will provide visionary leadership and overall management to achieve the organization’s mission and implement policies as established by the Board of Directors. This role is crucial to the long-term success and growth of Spaces of Opportunity.

This critical role involves developing and executing fundraising strategies and organizational plans to support the nonprofit’s growth, building and managing relationships with diverse stakeholders, and ensuring effective communication and collaboration with farmers, community members, partner organizations, and the school district. The Executive Director will oversee daily operations, financial management, and program implementation while driving initiatives that have a lasting impact on children, families, and the broader community.

Proven experience in nonprofit leadership, fundraising success, and strong interpersonal skills are essential for this position.

Farmers Market visitors gather for samples and produce
Farmers at Spaces of Opportunity

Our Mission

Spaces of Opportunity’s mission is to enable all south Phoenix families to have affordable access to healthy food, active living and healthy roots in their cultures. Spaces is engineering a comprehensive, neighborhood-level food system where gardeners, farmers and farm workers are celebrated as artisans. Spaces is transforming a food desert to a food oasis through the coordination of a 10-acre incubator farm, family gardens and an on-site farmers market.

Join Our Community

You’re invited to help keep this community of sustainability growing. Whether you want to volunteer your time, donate or just want to come out and support the market, everyone is welcome to join in and see the opportunities being cultivated in south Phoenix.

SPACES OF OPPORTUNITY is an initiative of Desert Botanical Garden. Any donations made to SPACES must be made through Desert Botanical Garden. You will now be taken to their website to complete this transaction. Thank you!