The Alliance of Communities Transforming Syracuse (ACTS) is a grassroots, interfaith network advocating for social justice. We are voices striving for a more just and fair community that improves the quality of life for all in Onondaga County.


Our mission is to come together as people of faith and conscience in working to effect the systemic change necessary to rectify the social, economic, educational, and political inequities that exist in our community.


ACTS is a powerful, civically engaged community of people of faith & conscience working to collectively transform our society and bring about a beloved community of justice, equity, and solidarity.

ACTS Board of Directors (April 2020)

Angela Douglas, President                           

Brian C. Moore, Vice President                   

Linda Mulvey, Secretary                                

Rev. Jennifer Hamlin-Navias, Treasurer      

Brent Bleier                                                     

Lawrence Brooks                                           

Rev. Dr. Bruce Burns                                     

Gwen Chaffin                                                 

Rev. Craig French                                          

Mohamed Khater                                          

Bishop Colette Matthews-Carter               

Peter Sarver                                                   

Lennie Turner                                               

Individual Member                   

Catholic Charities            

Syracuse City School District                            

First Unitarian Universalist Society of Syracuse     

Congregation Beth Sholom Chevra Shas

1199 SEIU - United Health Care Workers East                                

Hopps Memorial CME Church

University United Methodist Church                                 

Plymouth Congregational Church                                            

Islamic Society of CNY                                

Zion Hill World Harvest Baptist church        

St. Lucy's Catholic Church                                           

Pebble Hill Presbyterian Church