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Urban Alliance joins Northside Association, Kalamazoo Promise to expand job training programs

February 25, 2021

KALAMAZOO, MI — The Northside neighborhood’s vocational training center is expanding programs with a new partnership, the Northside Association for Community Development announced. The Neighborhood-Based Technical and Vocational Skills Training Center, launched by the Kalamazoo Promise and the NACD, will now include advanced manufacturing technical training thanks to a new partnership with Urban Alliance. Urban Alliance …

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This Is Me Now

February 10, 2021

Brandywine grew up surrounded by the drug world and it was all she ever knew. When she joined Momentum, she was able to develop new life skills and a trusting relationship with her children that they she did not know she could have prior to joining. Brandywine expresses how she was glad to join this …

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When Dave first met Scottie

January 11, 2021

When Dave first met Scottie, he didn’t really know what to expect. He was familiar with Momentum and its vision, and he was eager to join the ranks of Momentum ‘Coach,’ but now his preconceived notions were running headlong into reality. Scottie was working to escape the fires of life, and he’d brought another with …

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We Are An Alliance

January 10, 2021

Urban Alliance brings a system that works to a community who is failed by systems. Its goal is to grow relationships within the community and change the views of how others see each other towards a more positive, loving light. With the Momentum program, Urban Alliance and its partnered employers strive to give people in …

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Life With Momentum

December 10, 2020

Urban Alliance Momentum graduates and their employers talk about life after graduating. Even with little experience joining the workforce, Momentum was able to help give graduates the resources they needed in order to succeed and start again, and to provide an empowering support system.

The Pursuit of Happiness: Cory’s Version

November 11, 2020

Cory sat in the Urban Alliance office, looking like he didn’t have a care in the world. For the next hour I listened as he dispelled my thinking. Cory, I found out, had recently left a dead-end comfort zone because he cares so deeply about being sober and watching his little boy grow up. Several …

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The First Thing I Ever Graduated

October 10, 2020

Before joining Urban Alliance, 2019 Momentum graduate, Shawna Wilson, had a given up on herself but decided she wanted to set a good example for her daughter. She did not know what to expect from Momentum, but her first day there was inspiring and uplifting. Right away people believed in her, and now she has …

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