Maryland Communities United
Founded in 2010, the mission of Communities United (CU) is to organize and empower low income Marylanders to achieve transformative change on issues of racial, economic and social justice. Our organizing is centered in Baltimore, with our strongest base in West Baltimore. Our community organizing model hinges on intensive member engagement and leadership development. We engage and build leadership among those most directly impacted by injustice – racism, poverty, trauma, addiction, criminalization – to build resilient grassroots power among those historically shut out of Baltimore’s economic and political life. We are the only organization in Baltimore devoted to organizing in our city’s poorest neighborhoods, including in public housing.