Community service is a prime principle motivating Susan’s organizing work, a principle instilled in her from childhood, and practiced throughout her life. In 2014 she began co-organizing community education workshops as a part of the Birmingham Institute for Social Change, a program of the Magic City Agriculture Project. She was elected Neighborhood Secretary of the East Thomas Neighborhood Association in the fall of 2015, and served in that role from 2016-2018. She founded the Dynamite Hill-Smithfield Community Land Trust in 2016, and currently serves as their Co-Executive Director. In 2017 she became a Co-Founder of SWEET Alabama, where she still serves as a member of the Advisory Board. As a three year member of the AmeriCorp, she served with Urban Ministries, the YWCA Central Alabama, and The Literacy Council.