Together, we create Jefferson.

The old Jefferson Elementary School has been transformed by community volunteers of Eureka’s Westside Community Improvement Association (WCIA).   The Jefferson Project has already completed a playground area with new equipment and has opened the building to many organizations for meetings and recreational activities.  The excitement builds as our neighborhood shows its commitment to a clean safe neighborhood full of activities for all ages, from gardening and cooking to dance and drumming, improving oneself an learning new skills.  Join us with your ideas, projects and energy!


SEEDs Week in the Redwoods
Camp Applications are being accepted NOW!


  • What: 100% Free Summer Camp for kids aged 8-12, with additional Counselor-in-training internship program available for kids age 13+
  • Camp begins Jun 18 and ends June 22, and is a 4-night overnight camp held in Pamplin Grove (15 miles east of Fortuna, in an old growth redwood forest)
  • Families of campers are invited to attend camp as a family retreat!

Interested in attending camp? Download the application by clicking the following link: 2018 SEEDs Week in the Redwoods - COMPLETE CAMP APPLICATION or drop by Jefferson Community Center Mon-Fri 10am-3pm and ask for a paper application.



Contact us with any questions you have, and drop off your applications at the Jefferson Community Center (1000 B St. Eureka CA) Mon-Fri 10am-3pm, by phone at 707-497-6280, or by email at

We'll see you at camp!

What's Cooking on the Westside?

Wendy Chan is hosting upcoming exquisite culinary arts classes at Jefferson with a theme of handcrafted Asian cuisines!

If you would like to register to attend one of Wendy Chan's cooking classes, you can access the registration page on EventBrite by Clicking Here


To stay tuned on what Wendy Chan is up to in the world of cooking, you can ask to join Wendy's Facebook group 'Home Cooking with Wendy Chan' by Clicking Here

Westside Community Improvement Association

Mission Statement

The Westside Community Improvement Association, Inc. (a non-profit 501(c)(3) Public Charity) supports and facilitates programs to combat urban blight and revitalize neighborhoods by increasing recreational, educational and vocational opportunities where they are either lacking altogether or insufficient to the needs of the community.   The Association’s activities are dedicated to fostering a sense of working together for the benefit of the greater Eureka community.


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