ACT was founded in 2008 in Baltimore, MD, and is currently working is six urban communities (St. Louis, Providence, New Haven, Winston-Salem, Raleigh, Baltimore). We work with diverse teams of partners to address issues relating to community health & nutrition, educational opportunities, and workforce development.
Our goal is to have a long-term positive effect on distressed low-income communities by creating or strengthening programs and initiatives that improve living standards, economic opportunities, and educational outcomes. ACT supports place-based strategies to improve the physical environment of a community and coordinate support systems that work to integrate social and economic opportunities for low-income residents.
To help respond to the significant challenges faced by underserved communities, ACT utilizes a mix of community investment tools and services including grants, targeted initiatives, program-related investments and community development services. This flexible mix of financial and technical support is designed to create measurable and sustainable community benefits and enhance physical, social and economic investments being made in low-income communities.
Board of Directors
Bill Struever, President & Founder - Partner, Cross Street Partners
Cobber Eccles, Treasurer - Partner, Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse
Patrice Cromwell - Director of Maryland Civic Sites, Annie E. Casey Foundation
Ben Cirka - Principal, Community Hospitality Health Services CDE
Advisory BoardRobert McNulty - President & CEO, Partners for Livable Communities
John Leith-Tetrault - President, National Trust Community Investment Corporation
Richard Baron - Board President, Urban Strategies
Paul Brophy - Partner, Brophy & Reilly
StaffPeter Eiermann, Executive Director
Amy Bonitz, Director of Community Development
Sarah Landon, Program Director