• Urban Outreach Initiative Moment

    Did you know that Urban Alliance (UA) does street Outreach every week in the three core neighborhoods of Kalamazoo? Neither did WMed medical student, Letty Thottathil. Letty found herself at UA as part of her Active Citizenship Program at WMed. The program is designed to better connect future doctors with the public they…

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  • Momentum Urban Employment Initiative

    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…

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  • Urban Outreach Initiative. “The Pursuit of Happiness: Cory’s Version”

    By  Nancy Servoss, UA Volunteer 

    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…

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