Urban Alliance

Impact Stories

One Community, One Vision

The teachers have taken a “one school” approach to shopping at the Teacher Resource Center, meeting together to share their shopping lists, check on needs, and to collaborate on how best to use all of the materials when they get back to school. As an under-resourced school, Parkville teachers and administration are used to making the most out of what they have at hand, a concept that is not foreign to World Vision’s warehouse, who receives donations from large companies looking to pass on their overstock. Executive Assistant Nancy Rodgers shared, “It’s recycling at it’s best.”

Young Adults Gain Leadership, Employment Skills Through Next Generation Grant

This past summer proved to be one filled with opportunity and learning experiences for eight young adults from House of Restoration Church, New Dimension Christian Center, and the Wilson-Gray YMCA. During the months of July and August, the group embarked on a mission to collect surveys as research assistants, jobs made possible through a capacity-building grant offered through Urban Alliance’s Next Generation initiative, which helps churches and ministry organizations reach and serve youth so they develop the character, relationships and skills needed to succeed in their schools and communities.

Revving Up for Revitalize: An Invitation to Participate in Impactful Health Outreach

It's no secret that Americans are struggling to care for their physical health needs and experience and maintain a lifestyle of wellness. In the U.S., 25 states have an adult obesity rate of 30% or more. 29 million people in the United States have diabetes. Non-Hispanic black, and Hispanic adults are twice as likely to have diagnosed diabetes as non-Hispanic white adults. And, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Here in Greater Hartford, the story is no different.

UAServe Volunteers Stack Up 5,127 Hours of Service, Dedication and Love in 2016

In fact, 576 volunteers from age 2 to 87, from 18 churches, 7 schools and universities, and 4 organizations, ranging in abilities, contributed volunteer service that valued at $118,279.89 in 2016 alone. They served at 22 churches and ministry organizations that participate in Urban Alliance initiatives, that provide after-school programs, pregnancy resource centers, community health screenings, homeless outreach ministries, food pantries, residential homes and other needed programs..




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