Clergy United For The Transformation of Sandtown (CUTS)

A Community Development Corporation

The time is always right to do what is right.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our Focus

What we Do

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Human Services

Linking persons in need to services and resources. “We are here to serve, and not to be served.” “We must reduce the level of trauma in Sandtown caused by substance use and mental health concerns.”

Dr. Albert Stokes

economic development

Economic Development

 Improve and increase economic development in Sandtown. We intend to grow and incubate small businesses so that they can employ Sandtown residents in “Living Wage jobs”.

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Networking

Partnering, collaborating and leveraging all resources to improve what is great in Sandtown

Our Mission

The mission is to improve the quality of life for Sandtown residents by restoring, replenishing, and renovating Sandtown. We are intent on transforming Sandtown into a thriving and sustainable community.

Who we are..

Since 2015, Clergy United for the Transformation of Sandtown (CUTS), a 501 (c) (3) CDC (Community Development Corp) non-profit organization, has been at the forefront of stabilizing and improving the life of Sandtown residents. CUTS is comprised of twelve faith-based institutions located on the West Side of Baltimore. They have volunteered their time and efforts to improve the Sandtown community through community development initiatives. Each institution has supported the residents of Sandtown by establishing group homes for homeless persons, providing linkage to health care projects, emergency food assistance programs, and partnerships to renovate housing. African American churches have long played a pivotal role in the economic development of Baltimore. CUTS as an organization has understood that the push by Dr. Martin Luther King, A. Phillip Randolph, and other leaders was about economic development. CUTS leadership remembers that “Jobs” was at the forefront of the March on Washington and living wage jobs remain the most critical need in Baltimore city.

 Our vision entails a time when we will no longer be a community of nutritional deserts and liquor stores on every corner. Like any community, our vision has trees and playgrounds, markets with fruits and vegetables, and an opportunity for residents to work where they live.

We believe in the holistic approach grounded in principles of empowerment, human rights, inclusion, social justice, self-determination, and collective action (Kenny, 2007). Community development considers community members to be experts in their lives and communities and values community knowledge and wisdom.

Excellence in all we do...

Our Values:
Excellence in all we do;
Integrity at all times;
Empowerment of the Sandtown community;
Strategic Inclusiveness;
Leverage leadership and partnership

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Upcoming Events

Monday, January 18

Grab and Go Lunch

12pm-1pm Sponsored By The Angel Foundation

First Mt. Calvary Baptist Church

1142 N Fulton Avenue
Baltimore MD 21217

Tuesday, January 19

Food Pantry Open

9:00am-11:00am

St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church

1542 N. Gilmor St. Baltimore, MD 21217

Grab and Go Lunch

12pm-1pm Sponsored By Clergy United for the Transformation of Sandtown

First Mt. Calvary Baptist Church

1142 N Fulton Avenue
Baltimore MD 21217

Wednesday, January 20

Grab and Go Lunch

12pm-1pm Sponsored By First Mt. Calvary Baptist Church

First Mt. Calvary Baptist Church

1142 N Fulton Avenue
Baltimore MD 21217

Thursday, January 21

Soup Kitchen

11:00am-1:00pm

St Gregory The Great Catholic Church

1542 N. Gilmor Street
Baltimore, MD 21217

Friday, January 22

Grab and Go Lunch

12pm-1pm Sponsored By First Mt. Calvary Baptist Church

First Mt. Calvary Baptist Church

1142 N Fulton Avenue
Baltimore MD 21217

Helping Hands Hot Meals

1:00pm-Till Sponsored By Clergy United for the Transformation of Sandtown

Various Locations

St Gregory The Great
First MT Calvary
Harvey Johnson Towers