Communities United accomplishes this by uniting diverse youth and adults in Chicago’s northwest side and through the development of city and statewide coalitions to build powerful and broad based alliances across the city and state.
Through a community organizing approach, Communities United develops leaders to build power to address issues and bring about policy change around the areas of affordable housing, education reform, health care justice, immigrant rights, youth rights and living wage.
Communities United was formed in 2000 in Chicago’s northwest side under the name Albany Park Neighborhood Council (APNC). Building off of years of growth in the scope of the organization’s impact, and in the geographic region APNC worked in– the organization’s leadership elected to change the organization’s name to Communities United in 2014.
ContactContact Name: Jennifer Arwade, Co-Executive Director
HQ AddressState: IL
4749 N. Kedzie Ave., 2nd Floor