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, […]
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At Urban Alliance, we believe that every single individual is valuable. However, we can’t stop at believing; We must take action. Taking action requires Urban Alliance staff and volunteers to communicate the value that resides in each individual we encounter. It requires vulnerability.
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 […]
Earlier this summer, thousands of Kalamazoo-area students graduated. But for a small group, the occasion was particularly momentous. These 16 individuals had reached a milestone in their lives: receiving their “diplomas” from Urban Alliance’s Momentum Neighborhood Employment Solutions program. Read More
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 […]
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 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.
Communicating through our actions that we value every individual.
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