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Nuestra Comunidad: Since 1981

Our Mission

Nuestra Comunidad is devoted to building the wealth and health and enhancing the physical, economic, and social well-being of Roxbury and other underserved populations in greater Boston through a community-driven process that promotes self-sufficiency and neighborhood revitalization.

Nuestra accomplishes this community revitalization mission by:

  • Building and selling affordable homes in order to close the racial wealth gap;

  • Leveraging construction spending to achieve industry-leading levels of contracting with Minority Business Enterprises and  hiring workers of color;

  • Using cultural economic development to sustain Roxbury businesses and artists;

  • Developing high quality mixed-income rental housing, including artists housing, to stabilize communities and prevent displacement; and

  • Engaging neighbors to plan economic development programs and projects aligned with a shared vision for closing the racial wealth gap in Boston.

Our Story


42 years
and counting

Nuestra Comunidad has worked in the Roxbury community and nearby Boston neighborhoods since 1981.

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Hundreds of homes

Nuestra has built and sold nearly 200 homes to new home owners in Roxbury, generating $35 million in equity. Approximately $23 million more in equity will be realized for another 166 homeowners at Bartlett Station. 

job creation

Nuestra has paid more than $100 million to MBE construction businesses; created more than 500 jobs for workers of color; and placed dozens of local businesses in our commercial spaces.

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Cultural Pride

Nuestra uses cultural economic development to sustain Roxbury businesses and artists. Our Oasis arts program supports local art projects as well as  programs developed by MBE cultural vendors.

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Our Team


N. Paul TonThat

Executive Director

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Raja’ee Uqdah-Jennings

Real Estate Project Manager


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Olawumi (Ola) Akinwumi

Assistant Director of Community Engagement



Felicia Pagán-Soto

Fellow, FEAHD

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Diane Clark

Director of Real Estate

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Caitlin Walsh

Associate Project Manager


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Alexandria Ortiz-Moran

Program Director, A Lift Up


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Anne Conway

Deputy Director of Real Estate


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Andre Jones

Director of Community Engagement

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Peniey McClary

Office Manager

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Our Board

Board Executive Committee

Donna Cramer, Board President, Principal, Isaacson, Miller

Marilyn Sanchez, Board Vice President, Office Manager, Greater Boston LISC

Kelvin Juarbe, Board Treasurer, Senior Technical Product Manager, Siemens Digital Industries Software

Alfonso Sira, Board Clerk, Principal, Alfonso Sira Architect

Board Members

Jean Calixte, Board Member, Director of IT, Theseus Pharmaceuticals

William Elsbree, Board Member, Vice President, Creative Property Management Co.

Maria Latimore, Board Member, Principal, Maria Latimore Group

Joseph Panchamsingh, Board Member, Senior Consultant, Citisoft

Scott Pollack, Board Member, Principal, Arrowstreet

Charissa Reed, Board Member, Construction Professional

Joel Sklar, Board Member, President, Samuels and Associates

Rev. Francisco A. Tolentino, Board Member, Board President, NeighborWorks America

Our Partners

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