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: 
1814 Dreman Ave. 
Cincinnati, OH 45223

You can contact us at:
[email protected]


Meet our Board of Directors

Clark Beck: I have been a member of CUFA for five 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 8 years and on the board for 5 years.  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 2 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.


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.


Elder Donell Raglin: I have been a CUFA  member for 3 ½ years, and I work with the Sewer Justice Team and Membership Committee.  CUFA helps make a change and bring about a better situation.  I have been a board member for the last two years.  I want to be on the board to be kept abreast of situations.  I like being on the board to help make everything run smoothly. I am proud that CUFA doesn’t stop.  We don’t hesitate to fight for the right thing.  We continue to try to make a difference.

Deborah Sims: I have been a CUFA member for since 2015.  I joined CUFA because I was concerned about the blighted housing in my neighborhood.  I am a retired activities therapist and mental health technician.  My proudest CUFA moment is when we went to the EPA in Washington and made them listen to our concerns about clean air and clean water.  I want to leave this planet a little better when I go than it was when I came in.  I chair the fundraising committee, which raises $6,000 for CUFA’s work each year.

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."


CUFA is an affiliate of People's Action