Our mission is to communicate through our actions that we value every individual.
At Urban Alliance, our desire 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
Urban Alliance is more than jobs, outreach and housing. Our desire is to empower others to bring transformation to their lives. Please take a moment to watch this video of three individuals who have been...
Thank you to all who have supported the efforts of Urban Alliance. Your support is positively impacting the lives of hundreds of individuals within our city. Transformation is taking place, and lives are being renewed. Thank...
Tony came to Urban Alliance's Momentum Program in the hopes of overcoming his barriers to employment. During his time in the program he gained more knowledge and tools than he ever expected. Tony graduated from the Momentum Production Tech...
So now that you know a little bit about us, help us Impact the lives of our community today!
News & Announcements
A partnership between the transportation and warehouse company L.C. Howard Inc., Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, and Urban Alliance is opening the Urban Alliance Technical Center at 400 Island Avenue, off Riverview Drive in Parchment,...read more
Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. This year it falls on 11.28.17. Urban Alliance is partnering with businesses throughout Kalamazoo for an amazing opportunity to give back to our community. What...read more
There's a grassroots group in Kalamazoo's Edison Neighborhood gaining national attention for its success finding employment for harder-to-place job seekers, like ex-offenders, those with disabilities and single mothers re-entering the workforce. Momentum Urban...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.