What We Do

Community Association Support and Leadership Training

  • Activate Your Inner Citizen: Universities and Workshops to train the next generation of community leaders.
  • CPHA membership for volunteer-run neighborhood associations includes:
    • Technical support, including GIS mapping and neighborhood planning to solve neighborhood challenges.
    • Access to Tip Sheets, which explain best practices of community organizing and leadership.
    • Printing access for newsletters and community flyers.
    • Access to equipment to borrow, including an LCD projector, laptop, books, megaphones, and other supplies.

“CPHA’s most enduring contribution to the quality of life in Baltimore is the training CPHA offers to its volunteers and its service as an incubator for community leaders.”   – Frances Morton Froelicher (founder of CPHA and its Executive Director for over 25 years)

Policy Research and Legislative Pressure

  • Conduct research on public transit options to improve bus system efficiency, fair housing in the Baltimore Metro area, and other public policies related to voting and elections, citizen resources, and more.
  • Provide communication support for the Baltimore Regional Housing Campaign and the Baltimore Inclusive Housing Collaboration.
  • Advocacy and organizing around key policy issues for Baltimore City and the region.

Raising Awareness and Encouraging Civic Engagement

  • Weekly email newsletters informing thousands of residents and professionals for the region about important local news, resources for neighborhoods, and opportunities for engagement.
  • Website with regular posts on local news and engagement opportunities related to improving Baltimore City and the region.

Building Networks and Coalitions

Citizen Outreach and Organizing

  • CPHA assists Baltimore’s government, foundations and nonprofits conduct targeted training, outreach, and organizing in specific neighborhoods or for specific projects.  Outreach is tailored to each project, and may include: door knocking, phone banking, research, canvassing, presentations at meetings, coordinating meetings, online and email communications, print communications, and more.
  • Projects have included: reducing high infant mortality, foreclosure prevention, organizing tenants, and identifying stewards of gardens in Baltimore City.
  • Contact CPHA to collaborate on your next outreach or organizing project.