Find Out MoreAbout Urban Alliance

Our Mission & Vision

Our mission is to create opportunities for people to achieve lasting change in their lives through the collaborative work of Christian churches and organizations in our local community.

Our vision is to see people become spiritually, physically, economically and socially healthy and whole as God intended.

Values & Guiding Principles

Our Core Values

Our core values are the foundational ideals that form who we are and that shape our identity. They are the essential, interwoven threads that create the fabric of our organization.

Jesus Christ

The person of Jesus Christ and His love are central to who we are and why we exist.

The City

The well-being of the city is critical to its residents and the broader community.


People matter. By engaging each other through dialogue, we learn to acknowledge and appreciate our diversity, grow together in unity and enrich the lives of all.


Our expectations for personal and organizational conduct are grounded in standards of honesty and accountability to self and others.


We are all called to steward our time, resources and abilities toward the well-being of others.

Guiding Principles

Our guiding principles are the rules of action and conduct that direct our approach, our processes and our decision-making.  In essence, they describe how we operate as an organization.

    Work through the local Christian community
    Partner with capable leaders
    Encourage holistic development
    Strategize for long-term impact
    Strive for excellence

    Impact Areas

    Find out how vision, missions, values and princliples come together to make a difference in the community and with organizations that are making a real difference.

    Urban Alliance through the years


    Initial dialogues begin with leaders in the community, exploring ways Urban Alliance can partner with organizations to help the people they serve.


    Urban Alliance is incorporated

    and the first staff member is hired.


    The UA Network

    The Urban Alliance network is created.
    Youth Challenge of CT joins as the first network participant.


    A Year of Firsts

    • UA hosts its first training series - “Reaching the Community Together”
    • UA completes its first community reasearch project
    • Charis is launched to help people become emotionally and relationally healthy by enhancing local care and counseling services.



    UAServe is launched to help connect willing volunteers with the programs and ministries that are looking for volunteer assistance


    Urban Alliance and World Vision move into the new shared facility at 62 Village Street in East Hartford and begin operating out of the office and warehouse spaces.


    The Urban Alliance network has grown to more than 100 churches and organizations. Urban Alliance provides support to more than 130 programs run by these churches and organizations, that serve more than 130,000 people.