At Urban Alliance, our goal is to foster and promote community development programs within urban communities. Since its inception, Urban Alliance has fostered many positive programs, beginning in Kalamazoo County through various partnerships. The goal of Urban Alliance, Inc. is not to duplicate services but rather to work with people and organizations that have creative ideas on how to fill service gaps within their community.
WHY WE DO IT
One time we asked the founder of Urban Alliance, Nate Bull, to describe why he started Urban Alliance in one word. Of course, Nate being Nate, he said there were two words. His words were Love and Justice.
We believe that everyone is valuable, that everyone is worth investing in, that everyone needs to be loved and pursued. Love breaks down walls, love builds bridges, and love lays the foundation for transformation.
Bryan Stevenson once said: The absence of poverty is justice. These wonderful people we work with, need us to walk alongside them, assist them, encourage them, and together we can break down the systems that have held them back. We believe the biggest force of change is an empowered hopeful individual, when you see that, you see justice.
Stories of Transformation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svWJV8NT6O0 This video powerfully highlights 6 of the 11 graduates of The Momentum Production Tech Academy. The Production Technical Academy was the first ever partnership between KVCC the Groves and Urban Alliance- Momentum Program....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOsLil2qW7w Johnny came to the Momentum program while he was still on parole. He is originally from the south side of Chicago, but, he was stuck in Kalamazoo as a condition of his parole. Johnny spent much of his life in the gangs of...
So now that you know a little bit about us, help us Impact the lives of our community today!
News & Announcements
Lori’s guests for our first segment today are Community nvestment Manager with the Kalamazoo Community Foundation, David Feaster, and Executive Director of Urban Alliance Luke Kujacznski.read more
For the first time in her life, Debbie Kline says she has hope for the future. The 30-year-old St. Joseph County native just completed training in the Momentum program offered by Urban Alliance in the Edison neighborhood and the Production Technician Academy at...read more
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Urban Alliance held two open houses this week to celebrate its completion of a entire house rehabilitation at 1226 Washington Ave. In partnership with the City of Kalamazoo Home Grant program, Urban Alliance and several community partners has been...read more
Volunteer Opportunities at Urban Alliance
Thank you so much for considering how you can assist us in transforming urban communities. If you have items you would like to donate or purchase for us, we need your help. Contact us for way to get involved.