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Kalamazoo nonprofit leader gets creative to overcome generational poverty

December 5, 2021

As the new leader of Kalamazoo-based Urban Alliance, Chris Pompey wants to take more creative approaches to overcoming generational poverty. Pompey, who’s been with the organization in various roles since 2018 and was named permanent executive director last month, sees opportunities to lead more social enterprises that help people find meaningful work. In addition to …

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Urban Alliance Promotes Pompey to Executive Director

November 12, 2021

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — After serving as Interim Executive Director of Urban Alliance, Inc. for the past five months, Gadson “Chris” Pompey has been named as the organization’s Executive Director effective immediately. Pompey formerly served as the nonprofit’s Director of Prevention prior to replacing Luke Kujacznski in an interim capacity in May. “Urban Alliance is thrilled …

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Enroll NOW for Urban Alliance’s upcoming Momentum program!

August 19, 2021

The Momentum program is a 3-week work development program that intends to teach the hard skills of obtaining a job and the soft skills of keeping a job. Individuals who desire to participate in Momentum must be 18 years or older and have barriers towards employment.

Join Urban Alliance for an upcoming CNC Academy

August 12, 2021

The intro to CNC Academy is a two week training program that will give you the technical skills required to successfully work in advanced manufacturing as a CNC operator. Program participation requires a State or County ID, social security card, and ability to pass drug screening upon acceptance into the program.

Nonprofit brings in shower trailer for Kalamazoo’s homeless population

August 4, 2021

KALAMAZOO, MI — In an effort to provide those without access to what many take for granted, Urban Alliance is hosting the first of two free August shower events later this week. The Kalamazoo-based nonprofit is partnering with Mel Trotter Ministries out of Grand Rapids and will be utilizing the Grand Rapids’ organization’s shower trailer from …

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Urban Alliance appoints interim executive director

June 23, 2021

An economic development nonprofit in Kalamazoo chose an interim leader as it searches for its next permanent executive director. Kalamazoo-based Urban Alliance said Tuesday that it appointed Chris Pompey to the role of interim executive director. Pompey formerly served as the nonprofit’s director of prevention. He replaces Luke Kujacznski, who served as executive director for …

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Urban Alliance Appoints Interim Executive Director

June 22, 2021

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Urban Alliance, Inc. has appointed Chris Pompey to the role of Interim Executive Director. Pompey formerly served as the nonprofit’s Director of Prevention prior to replacing Luke Kujacznski, who served as Executive Director for six years before leaving the organization in May. “Urban Alliance is very disappointed to say good-bye to Luke,” Pompey said. …

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Urban Alliance Begins an Exciting New Chapter

May 20, 2021

Dear friends, As with the rest of the world, Urban Alliance has undergone tremendous change over the last year. From how we operate day-to-day, to the types of supports we offer, our what, where, when and how have been in constant stages of refinement. We have also experienced many changes to our who at Urban …

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Urban Alliance in Kalamazoo plans to hold monthly diaper drives

May 13, 2021

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Urban Alliance, a Kalamazoo non-profit, planned to distribute thousands of diapers every month to families with young children. Their first drive was held from 9 a.m. until around noon Thursday, May 13, 2021. Families drove by Urban Alliance’s location at 1009 E. Stockbridge Ave. and received 50 diapers and a box of …

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