Justice Lives Here

Pillsbury United Communities co-creates enduring change toward a just society. Built with and for the people we serve, our united system of programs, neighborhood centers, and social enterprises empowers individuals and families across the region to own their future on their own terms.

Cinnamon Pelly named President & CEO
of Pillsbury United Communities

We are thrilled to welcome Cinnamon Pelly as our new President & CEO! With leadership experience that spans community development, education, health and human services, banking and philanthropy, Ms. Pelly is committed to furthering Pillsbury United Communities’ mission to co-create enduring change toward a just society where every person has personal, social, and economic power. We look forward to this next chapter.

“I am deeply honored to lead Pillsbury United Communities as its next president and CEO. I am fortunate to join a team of incredibly talented and caring executives, staff, volunteers, trustees, and donors who have prioritized a bold vision for justice, equity, and prosperity. Together, we will build on our rich legacy of co-creating enduring change that positions people and communities to reach their full potential,” said Pelly.


Through innovative community-based support, we ensure families are healthy, safe, and ready to thrive.


Through the arts and community media, we help build neighborhoods where everyone belongs and has a voice.


Through education and employment programs, we create pathways and open gateways to economic empowerment. 

*2020 impact data

social enterprises

Our self-sustaining business ventures deliver vital public services while opening valuable opportunities for people in our communities, from job training and skills development to sources of income and self-sufficiency.

Cashier and customer in check-out line at North Market

Impact In Action

Food Justice

At the height of a global pandemic, our Brian Coyle Center and Waite House food shelves served up more than a million pounds of food.

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Mentoring Youth

Summer programs at our centers and social enterprises are providing mentorship and safe spaces for young people throughout our communities.

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Community Development

Justice Built Communities is driving cross-sector investment in housing and entrepreneurship across our city.

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