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Comunidad Unida Del Norte De Arcata

Community United of North Arcata

A Project of Playhouse Arts to Build a Better Represented Valley West/North Arcata

About Us

Building a better represented community in Valley West/North Arcata

Our Purpose: 

We believe that by focusing on community engagement and strategic collaboration,

we can collectively work towards building a better represented Valley West.

Our Vision: 

As we begin to build trust with our city government, community residents, and local businesses.

Our bilingual group hopes to develop a resource center so that community members

can have access to essential services. The goal is to continue to identify community needs

in order to create services, outlets, and employment for parents, youth,

and other community members who are in need of support.

We are working towards developing community relationships in hopes to collaboratively

create a resource center that also acts as a resilient hub, community gathering space, and educational resources for all.

Explore the rest of our site to learn more about what we have to offer, and get in touch with any questions.

CUNA is here for the community.

Meet Our Team

Dedicated to building a better represented Valley West/North Arcata

Get to know the team behind CUNA and feel free to get in touch with additional questions.

Kimberley White


Kimberley White is a consultant, a mother of a teenage daughter, and a proud Valley West resident. She received a bachelors degree in speech communications and a master's degree in sociology with an emphasis in affordable/cooperative housing from Cal Poly Humboldt.  Her passion is serving her community. She served as a Planning Commissioner more than three years for the City of Arcata. Currently Kimberley has the honor to serve Arcata as the newest City Council member. 

Soy consultora, madre de una hija adolescente y orgullosa residente de Valley West. Recibí mi grado de maestría de HSU en Sociología con énfasis en vivienda asequible/cooperativa. Mi pasión es servir a mi comunidad.  Actualmente tengo el honor de servir en la Ciudad de Arcata como Delegada de Planificación.

Eibar Romero


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Eibar Romero:(she/they) is a bilingual Humboldt native who grew up in the Valley West community of Arcata. She is super happy to be a member of CUNA and help make ideal decisions for her childhood community. She holds strong connections with businesses and Latinx residents in Valley West. She is currently a student at Cal Poly Humboldt majoring in Critical Race, Gender and Sexuality Studies with an emphasis in Ethnic Studies. She hopes to tie lived experiences, connections and education in assisting the forgotten part of Arcata.

Eibar Romero (elle), es una nativa bilingüe de Humboldt que creció en la comunidad de Valley West en Arcata. Eibar está súper feliz de ser miembro de CUNA y ayudar a tomar decisiones ideales para la comunidad de su infancia. Elle tiene fuertes conexiones con los negocios y los residentes Latinx en Valley West. Actualmente es una estudiante en Cal Poly Humboldt que se especializa en Estudios Críticos de Raza, Género y Sexualidad con énfasis en Estudios Étnicos. Eibar espera vincular las experiencias vividas, las conexiones y la educación para ayudar a la parte olvidada de Arcata.

Laura Muñoz


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Laura Muñoz  (she/ella) is a bilingual dance and theater maker, educator, somatics practitioner, and community organizer. Laura loves serving in CUNA and is honored to be part of a grassroot effort to make the Valley West community's vision for itself a reality.

Laura Muñoz (ella/elle) es una creadora de danza y teatro bilingüe, educadora, practicante de somática y organizadora comunitaria. A Laura le encanta servir en CUNA y se siente honrada de ser parte de un movimiento de base para hacer realidad la visión de la comunidad del Norte de Arcata.


Contact us

(707)633-3867 (English)

(707)633-8802 (Español)

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First Sunday of the month
Valley West Park on Hallen Drive 

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Past Events


Bike Rodeo/Rodeo de Bicicletas

First time in nearly three years~
The City of Arcata in partnership with Community United of North Arcata and CUMBRE Humboldt bring you a FREE BIKE RODEO for ALL ages on Sunday, August 28th at Valley West’s Carlson Park. Come join the fun to include education, demonstrations, entertainment, food trucks, raffle prizes and more!

Primera vez en casi tres años ~

La Ciudad de Arcata en asociación con Community United of North Arcata y CUMBRE Humboldt le traen un RODEO EN BICICLETA GRATIS para TODAS las edades el domingo 28 de agosto en el Parque Carlson de Valley West (Arcata). ¡Únase a la diversión para incluir educación, demostraciones, entretenimiento, camiones de comida, premios de rifas y más!

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  • First Participatory Budgeting voting event in Valley West held on March 10th, 2022 for future projects

  • Human-centered Design report - Valley West empathy Interviews

  • ESM students Valley west Presentation on resource Center (Spanish)

  • Tabled in Valley West during Vision y Compromisos family-friendly Scavenger hunt event

  • Have an in-person gathering space for public meetings

  • Adopt-a-park Community Celebration

  • Valley West Human-Centered Design report - Presentation to City of Arcata

  • Adopt-a-park Community Celebration

Participatory Budgeting

We finished our Participatory Budgeting process! Here you can find more information on the winning projects. Now we have sent the results on to the Arcata City Council to vote on. These projects are going to see a rather fast implementation, with all of them done by the end of June. We are all looking forward to seeing these improvements to the Valley West community.


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