New Jersey Communities United is a progressive grassroots community organization committed to building power for low and moderate income people across the State of New Jersey.
At NJCU, we work to amplify the voices of oppressed and marginalized communities, who have been excluded from the American Dream. Our members are low- and moderate-income communities, communities of color, students, parents, teachers, and immigrants who believe in the power of collective action. We develop the capacities essential to hold government and corporations accountable, improve the health of our families, economy and environment, and protect our public schools, our homes, our workplaces, our communities and our financial institutions.
Tyler Brenes, Community Organizer
Roberto Cabañas, Lead Organizer
Emily Devenney, Community Organizer
Mitch Ellmauer, Community Organizer
Roger Folklorico, Community Organizer
Kris Hlatky, Community Organizer
Paul Karr, Deputy Director
Mo'neke Ragsdale, Community Organizer
Trina Scordo, MSW, Executive Director
Grace Alexander, NJCU member, 1199 SEIU delegate
Ida Jackson, Newark, Resident, NJCU Member
Sharon Krengel, Education Law Center
Carmen Martino, Rutgers University Labor Education Center
Ken McNamara, CWA 1037 President