Single Parenting With Hope
Samantha Rose faces a juggling act each day. She navigates the demands of two jobs, raising her son and maintaining her home, which at times can be overwhelming. But recently, she stepped out of her comfort zone and into a small group of women that empowered her to continue on her journey of motherhood with renewed sense of hope.
Coming to the Table for Unity and Impact
Racism, income inequality, struggling public education systems and violence are among the many justice issues that impact our communities. Yet, one group of local leaders have been tackling these complexities head on, through transparent dialogue and a commitment to generate action in their congregations and neighborhoods...
Going the Extra Mile, Topped Off With a Smile
On any given week, UAServe Champion Mike Munroe can been found working hard to help others in the Greater Hartford community. Some might wonder how he juggles volunteering at a food pantry with helping out at an after-school program, and sorting donations at another community program. Better yet? He does it all with a smile.
A Life That's Yet to Live
Each week when the LovedIn team enters the perpetual darkness of the windowless adult entertainment club in Eastern Connecticut, a sliver of light cuts through. The team has one goal in mind: to bring hope, help and love to a population that is often overlooked and deeply hurting...
A Labor of Love
Katherine Montes works hard as a property manager at an apartment building in Hartford. Juggling the demands of solely caring for her four children while also tending to dozens of tenants, she takes pride in being the best mother and employee she can be.
But sometimes it isn’t easy.
The Incredible Win-Win of Volunteering, and How UAServe Can Help
With the pressing demands of busy day-do-day schedules, the idea of volunteering can be pushed aside and given little priority. After all, how can a person whose plate is already full find time to do one more thing?
A God-Centered Experience That's Changing Teens' Lives
Eight years ago, two pastors had a vision to inspire teens to live boldly in their faith. The result? A growing movement of hundreds of youth experiencing God in new and unexpected ways.
The key players behind YX Movement, which consists of ongoing youth-led worship services and a yearly retreat, are Pastors Joel and Karla Cruz, from House of Praise and Worship in Hartford.
Video: The Bridge of Hope
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The Bridge, whose mission is to connect people to hope, is an outreach ministry of Our Savior Lutheran Church in South Windsor, Connecticut.
A Heart to Help: Small Efforts Create Big Impact
Do you remember what you ate for dinner on August 13?
Chances are, probably not. But for those who dined at Blue Plate Kitchen for Get Stuffed for Good, their meal will not soon be forgotten.
Learning to Listen: Workshop Series Helps Deepen Parent-Child Relationships
When Daisy Feliciano learned that Urban Alliance (UA) was offering grant support for early childhood leaders to attend a Circle of Security training, she jumped at the opportunity.
Taking Steps Toward Health: Volunteers Connect Thousands of Hartford Residents to Local Health Resources in a Single Day
Dozens of teams of volunteers were speckled throughout the city of Hartford on the morning of June 9, 2018 with a shared mission in mind: to help Hartford residents take steps toward health.
Strengthening Families With The 5 Love Languages
Words of Affirmation. Acts of Service. Receiving Gifts. Quality Time. Physical Touch. While many refer to these "five love languages", that were developed by Dr. Gary Chapman, in the context of marriage, their significance also spans to the way children express and receive love.
Several Schools Seek Partnerships With Local Churches
When neighborhood cornerstones join forces, students are able to receive support with resources and relationships that help them to develop the character and skills they need to succeed in their schools and communities.
U-Nite 2018: Celebrating a Decade of Partnership and Impact
Hundreds of people gathered at U-Nite 2018: 10 Years Together on April 26, to celebrate a decade of impact that has been made by listening, responding, and building relationships to help people in our local community.
The Hartford Project: An Opportunity for Youth to Increase Leadership, Grow in Faith
Each summer, hundreds of youth and youth group leaders participate in The Hartford Project, a collaboration of churches that seek to experience and share God's love in Hartford.
Revving Up for Revitalize: An Invitation to Participate in Large 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 and 29 million people have diabetes.
The Importance of Breaking Bread Together: New River Community Church Nourishes Community With Food and Fellowship
Tucked away on Woodbridge Street in Manchester sits New River Community Church, where twice a month the sweet aroma of freshly baked treats and sounds of lighthearted laughter fill the lobby.
UAServe Volunteers Leave Trail of Help and Hope
1 year. 628 volunteers. 5,831 hours. Countless moments of help and hope. Though simply defined, the impact that UAServe volunteers made in 2017 was profound. Ranging in age from two to 87 years, they poured their time and talents into helping people in our local community.
Making an Impact By Listening and Watching
Always be listening and watching for how God wants to use you. These are some of the guiding words that Bill Lindberg, Area Senior Vice President for Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., leans on in his day-to-day. They, along with his trust for Urban Alliance that was formed from having worked with Dave Brooker, UA’s President and CEO, have been the driving force behind him becoming a UAGive Champion and a true ambassador for effecting positive change in our local community.