Who We Are

Our Story

Congress of Communities was founded in 2010 in Southwest Detroit, in response to a growing need for a cross community collaborator and connector between youth, stakeholders, and residents. Our team is passionate, dedicated, and proud to be able to assist in developing the natural leaders in our neighborhoods. We advocate for change in the areas of education and public safety, and project the voice of our residents in our diverse cultural community.

Dream Team

Every great organization starts with a strong team.

Maria Salinas
Executive Director
Consuela Lopez
Senior Community Organizer
Cinthya Casillas
Project Manager
Lucy Ruiz
Administrative Assistant
Nikki Pardo
Organizational Development Consultant