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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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More Secure Than Ever Before

September 11, 2020

Urban Alliance assisted Momentum graduate, Patricia Wagoner, to achieve her goals, gain resources she needs to succeed, and helped her find a job accepting people with past felonies. Wagoner expresses how Urban Alliance gave her a fresh start, improved lifestyle, and security.

Urban Alliance purchases property in Edison neighborhood

August 7, 2020

KALAMAZOO, MI — Urban Alliance Inc. has purchased the building it has called home since 2015, located at 1009 East Stockbridge Avenue in the city’s Edison neighborhood. Purchasing the property solidifies Urban Alliance, Inc.‘s long-term investment in the community, the organization said in a news release. “This is an ideal location for us as the …

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Transforming Urban Communities

July 10, 2020

Urban Alliance graduates share their challenges and life experiences before joining Momentum and express how the program positively changed their lives. Everyone comes from different walks of life, but the program provides a support system where everyone can stick together. Graduates explain how the people they have come to know through the program are now …

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