CUFA's Mission

Communities United for Action (CUFA) uses the power of diverse, grassroots people to create a strong voice for low- and moderate-income residents and to build thriving, sustainable communities for all.


Contact us

Our address is: 
103 William Howard Taft Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45219

You can contact us at:
[email protected]


Meet our Board of Directors

Clark Beck: I have been a member of CUFA for eight years and have been a board member for several years. The most compelling reason I am a member of CUFA is that this diverse organization is fighting for improvements to how people live.  I reside in the College Hill neighborhood of Cincinnati.  CUFA is a group of people working to correct problems and we need your participation.


Roy Davis: I have lived in South Cumminsville for 17+ years.  I attended Southern Ohio College, and I have a BS from Miami University.  I am a US Army veteran.  I have been an active CUFA member for more than 8 years and on the board for many of them.  The thing I like about CUFA is that we help people in the community come together and solve the problems they’re facing.


Willie Hopkins: 
I have been a CUFA member for 5 years.  I joined the committee to get something done about the standing water in my yard.  I like how CUFA deals with problems.  I’m good at listening to people and I like fighting the system.  I have had several careers including social worker, truck driver, restaurant manager, and I’ve been in a Grammy Award winning gospel group.


Andrea Baker:  "I joined CUFA in 2020 after we experienced a sewage overflow in our basement caused by a broken sewer system.  I joined with other people who had experienced the same problems.  We have fought to get the City, the County, and MSD to fix the sewers for everyone.  I am delighted to serve on CUFA's board because Communities United For Action is an organization that cares about the needs of communities."


Marvin Kraus: I have been a member of CUFA for over 25 years.  I got involved by opposing the transfer station in Winton Hills.  I’m a retired lawyer.  I enjoy being on CUFA’s board because it gives me contact with grassroots people power.  The thing I appreciate the most about CUFA is that we tell it like it is.


Anna Burrage : Member of CUFA 4 years. Fundraising committee, 42nd anniversary committee, chaired marathon fundraisers for CUFA.  Retired auto worker.  Interned at the Unity Center of Greater Cincinnati.  NAMI trainer Ohio certified peer supporter.  Serves in leadership for the Boy Scouts of America.  “I want to serve on CUFA’s board to make a positive change.”

Darlene Capell : Member of CUFA 1 year.  Retired customer service manger for the City.  Stormwater and Sewer Justice Committees.  Special help with fundraising events.  Member of New Prospect Baptist Church, volunteer for Operation Wakanda-volunteer youth organization at New Prospect, member North Fairmount Community Council member, AARP member.  “I am interested in working with the work CUFA does for the communities.”

Nina CaporaleNina Caporale :  I'm an artist and an IT professional. I've been a member of CUFA 9 years or more. I'm very passionate about housing issues which is why I'm part of CUFA's Housing and Energy Action Team (HEAT), and I've worked with the fundraising committee to organize CUFA's 42nd Anniversary Celebration.  We are proud to have raised approximately $10,000 in 2022!  My partner and I are also very active Studio Members of Core Clay in Norwood.

Pamela J. Adams :  CUFA member 7 years.  Sewer Justice committee. Retired bonded courier.  Current president of the North Fairmount Community Council, secretary of the Cincinnati Primary Care Board of Governors.  Served on the committees to design the District 3 Police Department and the Western Hills viaduct. Served on committee to develop a Choice Neighborhoods Plan. Chaired the Day of Hope. “I want to be on CUFA’s board because I think I can be a help to CUFA because of my experience.“

CUFA is an affiliate of People's Action