History

Ceiba was founded by a group of neighborhood organizations, including current coalition members Esperanza and The Norris Square Civic Association.

The founders of Ceiba worked primarily in the areas of housing and economic development. They realized that their organizations needed to work in collaboration with other community organizations to ensure lasting improvement in the quality of life of their neighborhoods. In 1989, they developed a coalition of organizations and named it after one of nature’s most resilient trees.