Entries by lukek

Another chance to succeed

At what point is it acceptable to give up on someone? At what point do we stop giving chances? Our society has created a culture that gives up on others too early, and too often. On a regular basis we have individuals that walk through our door completely hopeless. Nobody will give them a chance, […]

We believe every individual has value

We believe each individual has a unique value. They are a gift and a treasure. This view applies to every single person in our community, regardless of their past or current situation. We believe that by naming an individual’s value we speak to how they view themselves. Words and deeds are used to communicate this […]

WWMT: The Lori Moore Show [video]

Lori’s guests for our first segment today are Community nvestment Manager with the Kalamazoo Community Foundation, David Feaster, and Executive Director of Urban Alliance Luke Kujacznski.

The most important conversation

This article was originally published on Linkedin. I had an amazing experience a couple months ago, and after processing it all I decided I needed to share the contents of the conversation. For a bit of background, I have been on a journey to understand the race issues in our country. More importantly I am […]

Momentum Production Tech Academy May 2016 Graduates

This video powerfully highlights 6 of the 11 graduates of The Momentum Production Tech Academy. The Production Technical Academy was the first ever partnership between KVCC the Groves and Urban Alliance- Momentum Program. This partnership has been life giving to our participants by providing additional training and further instilling the value that resides in each […]

BJ’s Momentum testimonial

BJ graduated from the first term on the Momentum program in 2013 and has been working hard ever since. When we first met BJ he was in a tough place, living out of his car with little hope for the future. After graduation he immediately got a part-time job and kept looking for that full-time position.

KVCC Focus: Career Academy Collaborates

For the first time in her life, Debbie Kline says she has hope for the future. The 30-year-old St. Joseph County native just completed training in the Momentum program offered by Urban Alliance in the Edison neighborhood and the Production Technician Academy at Kalamazoo Valley Community College. She was one of 12 students enrolled in […]