Salandra’s community work involves educating our youth in churches and on college campuses about why the labor movement is important and vital to all people. She educates them on why they need to become an activist in their work place (union or non -union shops).  Salandra serves as the State Convener and on the Board of Directors for National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and she works with other coalitions to turnout the youth vote and to encourage them to engage in civic participation; in 2004 and 2008 she was recognized by the Ford Foundation for her successful work and in 2008.