Entries by nicolem

Tony’s Story of Transformation

Tony came to Urban Alliance’s Momentum Program in the hopes of overcoming his barriers to employment. During his time in the program he gained more knowledge and tools than he ever expected. Tony graduated from the Momentum Production Tech Academy, Momentum’s collaboration with KVCC, and has been happily employed for over six months at Summit […]

Ferrien’s Sucess Story

Ferrien is the true definition of an overcomer. Jumping through the many obstacles that life threw at her, Ferrien graduated the Momentum Program in fall of 2016, and then came back to attend the Production Tech Academy at KVCC the Groves. Watch the video to learn more about Ferrien’s journey, and the impact that the […]

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 […]

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 […]