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  • Holistic Ministry

    UA Network Puts Holistic Outreach Plans to Action

    Holistic outreach. It sounds nice, but what is it? And is it really needed? The simple answer is yes. It is not only crucial to helping heal the brokenness in our communities, but can't be done alone - that means you are a key part of making a difference +

  • Giving Thanks, Helping Neighbors

    Giving Thanks, Helping Neighbors

    When we think of Thanksgiving, many of us picture a day complete with a warm (and delicious) meal, a table full of family or friends and some time to relax and enjoy a day to ponder the many things for which we are thankful. +

  • Youth Explosion

    Stoking the Fire: Events Help Youth Grow in Faith, Build Friendships

    What do you get when you combine an all-night carnival, food, a live concert, skating, bowling, laser tag and swimming. Or how about impactful skits, miming, student-led music, lots of laughter and colorful strobe lights? The answer: events that – no wond +

  • Clothes Closet

    Loving in Action: Churches Partner to Provide Clothing to Anyone in Need

    Eleven years ago, three women at Wintonbury Church in Bloomfield saw a need in the community and took action together, and a big step of faith, to begin what is now called the Clothes Closet, a monthly community outreach ministry that provides free clothi +

  • YC Thrift Store

    UA Helps Volunteers Connect to Serve

    When a group of twelve young adults from Valley Community Baptist Church in Avon, lead by Greg Kessler, were looking for a group service opportunity, they reached out to Urban Alliance to help match them with a ministry that needed a few extra hands. Er +

  • My Brother's Keeper

    8 Ways You Can Help UA Network Address Local Food Insecurity

    One of the ways that Urban Alliance network participants are currently addressing food insecurity is through hunger-relief ministries, including food pantries and free community meals. Traditionally described as “public or private non-profit organization +

  • Love Kitchen. From left to right: Dr. Gladys Santiago, Dr. Ramon Davila and Chef Juan Hernandez.

    Serving Up Love: Love Kitchen Provides More Than Just a Free Meal

    Once a month, the delicious smells of a home-cooked meal and dozens of smiling faces fill the community dining room on May Street in Hartford, at Love Kitchen, an outreach ministry of Youth Challenge of Connecticut. Love Kitchen is a hunger-relief minist +

  • Revitalize Volunteer Amanda

    Meet Amanda: Revitalize Volunteer!

    Article written by Urban Alliance staff. Over the course of the summer, Revitalize, a collaborative community initiative of the Urban Alliance network that focuses on effectively and holistically addressing health needs in Hartford, partnered with th(...) +

  • Walk-a-Thon

    Walk-a-Thon Taking Strides to End Substance Abuse

    Youth Challenge of Connecticut, Inc., a participant in the Urban Alliance network and a non-profit residential substance abuse treatment organization, will be hosting their Annual Walk-a-Thon Against Substance Abuse on September 21, 2013, rain or shine. W +

  • THP

    Over 350 Teens Took Part in THP 2013

    This summer, over the course of two weeks, The Hartford Project (THP), and initiative of the Urban Alliance network, was host to 355 youth and 97 youth leaders who came together to build relationships, serve the community and to 'share and experience God' +

  • YMCA

    Urban Alliance Network Reaches Youth Through Several Avenues

    From after-school programs where students can experience one-on-one and small group activities, homework help and lessons to mentoring and tutoring programs, the Urban Alliance network provides a multitude of educational opportunities for youth of all age +

  • 40 Days of Worship Event

    40 Days Initiative: Impacting CT Through Worship, Prayer and Unity

    Seven churches and organizations who are participants in the Urban Alliance network and one Urban Alliance initiative will host several evenings of worship as part of this year's 40 Days of Worship Initiative, an interdenominational statewide initiative t +

  • Ascend Meet and Greet

    Ascend Addresses Achievement Gap Concerns Through Mentoring

    For the last few years, Windsor Police Chief Kevin Searles and other community members have been concerned about the increasing education achievement gap in Windsor public schools. The group began to take into account some of the stressors from the family +

  • Theresa Leonard

    Once a Prostitute, City Woman Now Helps Women to Get Off the Street

    Theresa Leonard can recall a time when she hated the hustle and bustle of rush hour as she worked her street corner. "I was prostituting. I'd see people going to work in the morning and I'd hate them. I wanted to be the one going to work. Now I am." In +

  • Youth Challenge Thrift Store

    Threads of Love: Youth Challenge Opens Thrift Store

    The Youth Challenge Thrift Store, which opened its doors just a few weeks ago, is filled to the brim with hats, shoes, clothing, household goods and books. Rows and rows of everything from suits and dresses to plates, cups and even jewelry line the walls +

  • Revitalize

    Revitalize Reaches Thousands!

    On the sunshine-filled morning of Saturday, May 18, more than 150 volunteers from eleven churches and organizations who are a part of the Urban Alliance network set out to distribute thousands of packets of information about free and low-cost health servi +

  • CCDA

    Planting Beautiful Seeds of Shalom

    On Saturday, April 27, 2013, more than 100 people, who represented 37 different churches and ministry organizations from Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey, met together at South Church in Hartford for a workshop entitled Reaching Our Com +

  • Ascend Mentoring

    Become a Mentor with Ascend!

    Interested in helping to influence the life of a young person, but not sure where to start? Ascend Mentoring is a great way to take the first step! Becoming an Ascend mentor means will you be a part of a fantastic program that has a creative and structure +

  • Reclaiming and Restoring Under-Resourced Communities

    Reclaiming and Restoring Under-Resourced Communities: CCDA Coming to Hartford

    As we look around, we see broken relationships, divided communities, poverty and violence in our neighborhoods. We see many needs, and often, many of us are are diligently working - sometimes alone and sometimes with a team - to help alleviate the specifi +

  • Tom Kubiak and his wife, Joanna.

    Hartford City Mission Welcomes Executive Director

    For several years, Hartford City Mission (HCM), a participant in the Urban Alliance network, has been operating youth programs in Hartford. Their programs include Camp Noah, a Christ-centered day camp for children in Hartford that is hosted at fellow Urba +

  • UCONN's Careers for the Common Good

    Urban Alliance Partakes in UCONN's Careers for the Common Good

    The University of Connecticut (UCONN) recently held Careers for the Common Good, a career fair that encourages college students to inspire and accelerate social change by following a socially-responsible career path. Inspired by their commitment to devel +

  • Revitalize Kick-Off Meeting

    Revitalize Kick-Off Meeting a Success

    On Thursday, February 21, 2013, representatives from eleven churches and organizations, who are also each participants in the Urban Alliance network, came together for Urban Alliance's Revitalize Kick-Off Meeting, which helped put the plans in motion for +

  • Archer Memorial Honors Sandy Hook on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    Archer Memorial Honors Sandy Hook on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    Martin Luther King, Jr., had a dream to bring people together in harmony and peace, regardless of race, color or creed. On Jan. 21, members of the Archer Memorial AME Zion Church, First Church of Windsor and the Windsor Historical Society came together to +

  • Youth Explosion 2013

    'Even Though I Walk Through the Valley': Youth Explosion Encourages Crowd of 250 to Have Faith

    On January 30, 2013, Urban Alliance network participant House of Praise & Worship/Casa de Adoracion y Alabanza (Hartford) hosted the second Youth Explosion of 2013.
    While the previous Youth Explosion, held in November, had a theme of "The Light of (...) +

  • One Unity Night

    "One Unity Night" Lives Up to Its Name

    On a cold Friday evening, nearly 800 people gathered in the warmth of the sancutary at Urban Alliance network participant House of Resoration Church (Hartford) for a special evening of unity called "One Unity: A Night of Intercession and Worship." +

  • Valley Community Baptist Church - Marriage Conference

    Marriage Conference Brings Full House

    It was a full house at Valley Community Baptist Church during the weekend of January 4-5, 2013 for the "What Did You Expect?" marriage conference!    Whether you were lucky enough to attend or missed it this time around, there are still several resou(...) +

  • Prayer Walk

    Wintonbury Members Take Prayer Walk

    Two members from Wintonbury Church (Bloomfield) took a walk throughout Hartford on Monday, but their motive was not simply for exercise. Instead, they felt a need to pray over Hartford, and do so as they strolled, with a purpose, through several neig(...) +

  • The Hartford Project

    Youth Groups: Don't Miss Out! Register Now for The Hartford Project 2013

    This is a great time to get involved with The Hartford Project (THP)The Hartford Project is an immersion experience specifically designed for middle-school and high-school students where they are able to learn more about Hartford and racial reconc(...) +

  • O.C.C.

    The Ultimate Gift: UA Network Participants Display True Meaning of Christmas

    Throughout each Christmas season, the gift of love is expressed through many different ways. Through a smile, an exchanged gift or even an embrace with a loved one, we are each recipients of love. However, as it says in the Bible, "Even greater is God's w +

  • Youth Explosion

    The Light of the World: Youth Explosion Shines Bright

    It is said that light is everywhere in our world; that we need it to see. The farther away a source of light is, the dimmer it becomes. Light, after all, is energy. Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in +

  • Community Service Day

    For Where Two or More Are Gathered: Community Service Day a Success

    "For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them" - Matthew 18:20 Last Saturday, beyond the piles of branches, bags of leaves and rows of broken furniture that lined the curbs on May Street in Hartford and Kimball +

  • UA Network

    Brief: Many Working as One

    You may have heard the buzz about "the network" and "participants" in relation to Urban Alliance. But, what exactly do these terms mean? +

  • Serving Made Simple

    Serving Made Simple!

    Do Urban Alliance's vision and mission resonate with you? Have you been waiting for an opportunity and invitation to use your skill-set to serve others? Or, do you simply need help understanding which needs are most urgent in our local community? +

  • CCDA 2012

    Brief: Christian Community Development in Our Local Community

    Christian Community Development (CCD) was first put into practice in rural Mississippi over forty years ago by Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) founder and American civil rights activist Dr. John Perkins. +

  • Revitalize

    Moving Forward: Revitalize

    The goal of Revitalize is to be a long-term, sustainable initiative that will effectively and holistically help meet health needs in Hartford. How did Revitalize get started? Revitalize came about from three different sources. The first was findings +

  • THP

    Measuring Success: The Hartford Project 2012

    The Hartford Project (THP) is an urban ministry service-learning experience for teenagers in New England. Each year, church youth groups are invited to spend four days living in Hartford, where they engage in service projects, learn about the Hartford com +

  • Youth Retreat

    Hartford Youth Unplug, Connect and Grow Together

    In our technology-driven world, today's youth are faced with the challenges of navigating the ins and outs of virtual friendships, where relationships can be formed, affected and even dropped all by a click of a computer mouse or tap on a touch screen. +

  • Youth Programs

    UA Network Offers Many Ways for Youth to Get Involved

    Numerous studies show that a wide range of positive youth development approaches can result in positive youth outcomes, increased self-esteem and the prevention of youth crime, teen pregnancy and juvenile violence. According to The National Research +

  • Jacquelyn Perreault

    Planning the Course: An Internship Steered by God's Plan

    As it says in Proverbs 16:9 (NIV), “In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.” This past summer, Urban Alliance teamed up with several UA Network churches, through The Hartford Project, to provide Gordon College stude(...) +

  • Ascend Mentoring "Meet & Greet" in Bloomfield

    Ascend Mentoring Initiative Update

    What is Ascend Mentoring? The purpose of Ascend Mentoring is to help people who have had contact with the criminal justice system living in the Greater Hartford community (Bloomfield, Hartford, & Windsor) achieve their highest potential by guiding them +

  • Revitalize “Community Health Outreach” June 9, 2012

    Hope In Hartford: Revitalize June 2012

    For many people in the Hartford area, the weekend of June 9-10, 2012 will be remembered as a desolate weekend where violence took the lives of two young men and injured nine others. But for others, it will be also be remembered as the Revitalize “Commun +

  • Planting the Garden

    New Community Garden Established at Judah House

    On Friday, May 18, 2012, Judah House had an open house and community garden ground breaking ceremony at their location in north Hartford. About 70 people joined Corendis Dawson-Bonner, Executive Director of Judah House, to celebrate this exciting event. M +

  • André Riendeau and Rich Ainsworth in 2012

    Wintonbury Church: Endeavoring to Collaborate Locally, Regionally, and Pastorally

    Co-operate. Ally. Work together. Pool resources. Unity. Co-labor. Collaboration is the heartbeat of Wintonbury Church in Bloomfield, Connecticut. Through the forty years of Rich Ainsworth’s pastoral leadership of Wintonbury, the church has sought to colla +

  • Cheryl Maida with Noah After School Students at Antioch Baptist Church

    Working Together to Educate and Inspire: Hartford City Mission and Antioch Baptist Church Partner in Afterschool Program

    On February 7th, 2012, Hartford City Mission (HCM) began a new Noah After School site in partnership with Antioch Baptist, a local church. The new Noah After School (NAS) site runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5:30pm out of Antioch Baptist on Nelso +

  • Rehoboth Church of God

    Rehoboth Church of God Joins UA Network

    Rehoboth Church of God, formerly the Blue Hills New Testament Church of God, was founded by the late Reverend Dr. Peter Constantine Barrett in 1965; it holds the distinction of being the first Church of God in Hartford. Reverend Barrett emigrated from Jam +

  • The First Cathedral

    The First Cathedral Joins the UA Network

    The history of The First Cathedral encompasses an amazing 43-year journey involving a number of notable transformations. Over the years, The First Cathedral's expanding and evolving membership has adhered to their one true mission: to recognize and meet t +

  • Ascend Mentoring Meet & Greet 3-22-12

    First Ascend "Meet & Greet" a Success

    On Thursday March 22, 2012, the Ascend Mentoring Steering Committee, the Windsor Police Department, and Urban Alliance hosted a “Meet & Greet” so community stakeholders from Windsor, Bloomfield, and Hartford could learn more about Ascend Mentoring. The e +

  • Hartford City Mission

    Hartford City Mission Joins UA Network

    In 1998, three volunteers from suburban churches began praying and planning toward the launch of Noah’s Sidewalk Sonday School (NSSS), a ministry designed to share the gospel of Christ with un-churched children in the north end of Hartford. This weekly ou +

  • Jessica Sanderson at "Community Health Needs Assessment" press conference.

    Urban Alliance Honored by City of Hartford for Contribution to the “Community Health Needs Assessment”

    On Monday, March 26, the City of Hartford released their “Community Health Needs Assessment.” Mayor Pedro E. Segarra honored Urban Alliance in a press release and at an event at City Hall on Monday along with local hospitals, Hartford Hospital, Connecticu +

  • Revitalize – Preparing for the Next “Community Health Outreach”

    Revitalize – Preparing for the Next “Community Health Outreach”

    On Monday, March 12, 2012, a group of pastors and ministry leaders from thirteen different churches/ministry organizations came together to plan the next Revitalize “Community Health Outreach.” In the fall, over 2,000 handouts containing information about +

  • Archer Memorial AME Zion Church

    Archer Memorial AME Zion Church Joins UA Network

    The Archer Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church dates back to the early 1800’s when various ministers sent to do missionary work held camp meetings in the pine groves of Windsor, CT. In April of 1887, Archer Memorial was formally organized as the first African Met +

  • Apostle T. Allen Stringer in his studio

    We Believe We Can Fly: Local Pastor Begins Gospel Choir at School in Hartford

    What happens when you are a local pastor who loves music and loves youth? You start a Gospel Choir at a local school. Or at least that’s what Apostle T. Allen Stringer, Senior Pastor of Bible Way Temple Nation, did at Simpson-Waverly School in Hartford. T +

  • Bethany Christian Services

    Bethany Christian Services Joins UA Network

    Bethany Christian Services began over 65 years ago in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It was founded by two women who wanted to provide a Christian home for children. From this humble Christ-centered beginning, Bethany has grown to be the largest adoption agency +

  • Share, Strategize, & Support in 2012: An Annual Planning Meeting of the UA Network

    The UA Network’s 1st Annual Planning Meeting

    “Share, Strategize, & Support in 2012: An Annual Planning Meeting of the UA Network,” on February 7, 2012 was a great success with UA Network Participants and Applicants coming together to reflect on 2011 and plan for 2012. Thirty-six people representing +

  • Judah House

    Judah House Joins UA Network

    Judah House began in 2006 in Hartford’s North End in a leased property. The intention was to house 10 women who were returning to the community from incarceration, mental health facilities, or substance abuse treatment. In 2008, Judah House moved to a new +

  • Shiloh Baptist Church

    Shiloh Baptist Church Historically Connected

    Shiloh Baptist Church was organized in 1889 and is the fourth oldest black church in Hartford. The first meeting was held at the home of Sister Lucy Roy on Albany Avenue. Since they had no permanent church at that time, they met in various halls on Albany +

  • Mastering the Art of Sacrificial Giving

    Courant News: House of Praise and Worship & Wintonbury Church

    Recently, two stories about UA Network Participants made it into the Hartford Courant. The first is a story about House of Praise and Worship's Toy for Tots toy distribution. The article is called “Mastering the Art of Sacrificial Giving,” and it was subm +

  • 2011 Recap: We Are the UA Network Video

    2011 Recap: We Are the UA Network Video

    Over 2011 many excited things happened with and through the Urban Alliance (UA) Network. Eleven new churches and ministry organizations joined our Network. Bringing the total of Participants to 12. These churches and ministry organizations are suburban an +

  • Glory Chapel International Cathedral

    Glory Chapel International Cathedral a Church of Second Chances

    Bishop Raul Gonzalez and his wife, Pastor Willie Gonzalez, founded Glory Chapel International Cathedral in 1979. The church was established to provide a place where the men and women from Youth Challenge of CT and their children could be spiritually fed, +

  • House of Praise and Worship - Toy for Tots - Toy Distribution

    The Art of Sacrificial Giving: House of Praise and Worship Distributes Toys to Their Community

    Toys for Tots is the highlight of House of Praise and Worship’s church calendar and this year was no exception. House of Praise and Worship, known as “Casa de Adoracion y Alabanza” to most of its congregants, is located in the South Meadows area of +

  • Calvary Church

    Calvary Church Joins UA Network

    Calvary Church was founded in early 1935 as Calvary Temple by 91 charter members. This charter group was part of a small gathering of believers called the “Evangelical Association of Hartford;” the group established the church to be an independent +

  • Coram Deo

    Coram Deo Joins UA Network

    The story of Coram Deo really begins with the story of Jody Davis, the organization’s founder and Executive Director. Having grown up in an abusive dysfunctional home, by her teen years, Jody was well on her way to a life of addiction and the many other +

  • Reaching the Community Together: Fall 2011 Recap Video

    Reaching the Community Together: Fall 2011 Recap Video

    This video reviews our Fall 2011 workshop series, "Reaching the Community Together." The workshop series is designed to help equip Christian churches and organizations to take the next steps towards effective, sustainable community-based outreach. +

  • Revitalize: Working Towards a Healthier Hartford

    Revitalize: Fall 2011 Video

    DID YOU KNOW approximately 1 in 6 Hartford residents do not have health insurance? In response to this need, local churches and ministry organizations united to love our neighbors in Hartford. Members from seven different churches/organizations +

  • Christian Counseling Dialogue 1 at 750 Main St

    Beginning a Discussion About Christian Counseling in Central CT

    On Monday, October 24, 2011, thirteen different pastors, therapists, and health-care providers joined Urban Alliance in a conversation concerning Christian Counseling in central Connecticut. All those present had a shared interest in Christian counseling +

  • Brandon McGee at Connecting Faith, Families, & Schools Conference

    Brandon McGee Contributes to “Connecting Faith, Families, & Schools” Conference

    On Friday, September 23, 2011, Brandon McGee contributed to “Connecticut’s 4th Annual: Connecting Faith, Families, & Schools Conference.” Brandon was a panelist in the morning’s “Kiva Process” and led a break-out session in the afternoon entitled, “Collab +

  • Pulling Together Assets to Serve Those in Need

    Pulling Together Assets to Serve Those in Need

    What if we as a Christian community in Hartford, with all of our rich diversity, pulled our assets together to strategically address needs in Hartford? That very question was explored in session 2 of UA’s “Reaching the Community Together” workshop series. +

  • Adult Christian Education Research Project

    Adult Christian Education Research Project

    Is there a need for more adult Christian education opportunities in central Connecticut? That’s the question that is driving a research project being developed by the Edwards Institute for Leadership Development (a project of the Presbyterian Church of Ma +

  • Revitalize

    Revitalize: Working Towards a Healthier Hartford

    Did you know that approximately one in six Hartford residents have no health insurance? Often these individuals are not able to see a doctor when they are sick because they simply can’t afford health services. In response to this need, local churches and +

  • House of Praise and Worship

    House of Praise and Worship Joins UA Network

    Family is the defining trait of House of Praise and Worship, a bilingual church located in the South Meadows neighborhood of Hartford. The church began in 2002, when Joel Cruz Sr. had a vision to unite his family in ministry. Cruz was able to discern the +

  • Reaching the Community Together, Session 1: Fall 2011

    A Vision for Collaborative Ministry: Reaching the Community Together, Session 1

    A vision for collaborative outreach ministry was cast on Tuesday, September 20th, as Urban Alliance began the second season of the “Reaching the Community Together” workshop series. Attendees included representatives from ten churches/ministry +

  • Bible Way Temple Nation

    Bible Way Temple Nation Joins UA Network

    Bible Way Temple Nation began as a mission of the Bible Way Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ World Wide, Inc. in 1957. For about the next thirty years, Bible Way had a couple of changes in their name, pastors, and North Hartford locations. In 1985, +

  • Phillips Metropolitan CME Church

    Phillips Metropolitan CME Church Joins UA Network

    Phillips Metropolitan CME Church began with a group of six devoted Christians who migrated to Hartford from the South. They were led by God to band together and form a congregation in the tradition of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, which they +

  • Youth Challenge of Connecticut

    Youth Challenge Looks to Help Adolescents in the Area

    Since 1970, Youth Challenge of Connecticut, Inc. has been living out their mission “to operate residential centers and conduct outreach helping persons with life controlling problems, such as substance abuse, find drug free, productive and meaningful live +

  • Wintonbury Church

    Wintonbury Church Joins UA Network

    Wintonbury Church has been a catalyst for unity and cooperative ministry, and they have developed meaningful relationships with churches in Hartford & the surrounding area. One of the main ways they have recently done this is through the Hartford Project +

  • Citadel of Love

    Citadel of Love Joins UA Network

    The Citadel of Love meets on Barbour Street in north Harford in what used to be a nightclub, once famous for violence, but now this church is a lighthouse shining out in the darkness. The Citadel of Love began with thirteen people connecting themselves to +

  • Network Development Model

    Moving Forward in Communicating “What We Do”

    Over the course of the last few months, we here at Urban Alliance have been evaluating both how the Urban Alliance Network is operating and progressing, and how we can go about communicating what we do more effectively. We realize that what we do is +

  • Presbyterian Church of Manchester

    The Presbyterian Church of Manchester Joins UA Network

    The Presbyterian Church of Manchester (PCM) has shown, from their long history of church planting, that they are passionate about the Gospel impacting culture and community. PCM was itself a church plant established +

  • Clifford and Edra Knight

    A Modern Day Emmaus Story: The Story of Clifford & Edra Knight and Youth Challenge

    Two people were walking down the dusty road of life. Sometimes trying to make sense of life but most of the time just trying to live. The first was Clifford Knight a native of Hartford, and the other, his now wife, Edra Knight, +

  • UA Roundtable

    Learning in Partnership: UA Roundtable

    Brandon McGee, UA’s Network Development Manager, facilitated an event this past Thursday, April 28th, 2011, with a three-fold aim +

  • Reaching the Community Together, Session 2

    Coming Together: Reaching the Community Together, Session 2

    Coming together. It’s not often that a group of Christian leaders of varying race, gender, social status, and denominations come together. But that’s what’s happening at the “Reaching the Community Together” workshops +

  • Brandon McGee

    Giving Back: Brandon McGee Joins the Urban Alliance Staff as the Network Development Manager

    Brandon McGee is one of those leaders with the unique ability to cast a vision, motivate, collaborate, and in it all let it be shaped by integrity and his Christian faith. Born and raised primarily in Hartford’s North End, Brandon +

  • Reaching the Community Together, Session 1

    Reaching the Community Together, Session 1

    On Thursday, March 17th, 2011, Urban Alliance began a workshop series called “Reaching the Community Together.” Twenty-four people, representing fifteen churches and ministry organizations, participated in session one of the series. The session included +

  • Hartford Survey Project

    Hartford Survey Project: Understanding Needs and Service Opportunities

    We all have times in our lives when we get knocked down. Jesus told a story once of a man who was at the wrong place at the wrong time, robbed, beaten, and abandoned on the side of a road. The man was left for dead by his fellow countrymen, but thankfully +

  • Chief Kevin Searles

    Chief Kevin Searles Joins Urban Alliance’s Board

    Kevin Searles knows what it feels like to have your world falling apart - both through his work with people in the community and personally - and it is that knowledge and God’s grace that have shaped him to be the man he is today. +

  • Dr. Jessica Sanderson, PhD

    Jessica Sanderson Completes PhD from University of Connecticut

    On Friday, January 28th, 2011, Urban Alliance’s Director of Research, Jessica Sanderson, defended her doctoral dissertation, “Neighborhood, Family, Peer, and Youth Center Experiences as Predictors of Urban Youth Development,” +

  • Urban Alliance

    The Fabric and History of Urban Alliance

    The history of Urban Alliance, like any good history, is made up of multiple strands, which overlap and strengthen one another. Together the different strands form a tapestry and after some time a clear picture emerges. +


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