Get Involved with City Roots!​

Do you believe housing is a human right?

Are you looking for ways to support your neighbors in need?

Do you like renovating and rehabilitating homes?

Want to be part of a growing movement to put land and back into the community’s hands?

Join a Committee!


Our current committees:

  • Fundraising and Development – First Tuesdays of the month from 5:30-7pm
  • Advocacy – First Thursday of the month from 5:30-7pm
  • Policy and Governance -Second Thursday of the month from 5:30-7pm
  • Outreach and Engagement – Second Thursday of the month from 5:30-7pm

Let us know what committees you’re interested in joining by clicking here to fill out our membership form!

Check out our Facebook and Instagram for upcoming volunteer events!

Volunteer with Us!

Member-Leader Program

As a community land trust, our mission is achieved through two primary things; bringing land and housing under the control of our organization, and building a large, active, empowered base of members in the communities we serve who can democratically decide how that land and housing is used. Key to achieving both of those things are Member-Leaders, people who have relationships, connections, and history in the community, are dedicated to the mission of our organization, and are able to take on leadership roles and responsibilities within City Roots and throughout the community.

Program Goals:

  • To build members’ critical knowledge of key CLT ideas, concepts, issues, and practices.
  • To build members’ leadership skills such as group facilitation, community organizing, relationship building, and public speaking.
  • To facilitate members applying these knowledge and skills by taking active leadership roles in the organization.

Tribute to our Members!

“Working with City Roots has reminded of me how fun community activism can be. I moved to Rochester during the pandemic so I was expecting it to be hard to meet people. But then I found City Roots CLT. Through Zoom calls, property clean ups, and all sorts of other stuff, CR has let me tap into a thriving community of dedicated and kind folks. I’m excited to see what lies ahead. One thing I know is that donuts always sweeten the mood and I’m grateful CR staff always remember that trick!”

Clayton Lyons

Member since 2020