Tony’s Story of Transformation

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 Academy,...

Ferrien’s Sucess Story

Ferrien is the true definition of an overcomer. Jumping through the many obstacles that life threw at her, Ferrien graduated the Momentum Program in fall of 2016, and then came back to attend the Production Tech Academy at KVCC the Groves. Watch the video to learn...

Momentum Production Tech Academy May 2016 Graduates

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. This partnership has been life giving to our...

BJ’s Momentum testimonial

BJ graduated from the first term on the Momentum program in 2013 and has been working hard ever since. When we first met BJ he was in a tough place, living out of his car with little hope for the future. After graduation he immediately got a part-time job and kept...

Johnny on why invest in Urban Alliance

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 Chicago’s south side but he was looking for a...

Dan’s Story of Transformation

When Dan enrolled in the Momentum program, he had recently finished a 15+ year stay in the criminal justice system. He wanted to work, but he was having a hard time finding someone who would give him a chance. During our intake interview we asked him how many jobs he...