News & Updates

Reducing the Risks of Unemployment, Homelessness and More through LEARN

Urban’s new data-driven system is moving our revitalization work forward and ensuring that all children and families are stable and thriving. To read more, see the full press release below.

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Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Update

Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) grant seeks to expand services at the Youth and Family Center in Columbus Square Community in St. Louis, MO.   Over the last six months, the Near North Side – Safety Plan (BCJI) team has been busy.  Along the way, the safety team developed key partnerships to support crime and…

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Bienville Basin E-Camp finishes second year of camp

On June 5, 2017, Excellence, Encouragement, and Education (E-Camp) began with 20 participants ages 14 to 18 years old at Bienville Basin and concluded on July 14th with participants and their families along with Urban Strategies staff members present at the culminating activity. Participants were primarily Bienviile Basin residents and attend middle and high schools…

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Urban Welcomes Tyronda Minter as Education Director

Tyronda Minter has joined Urban Strategies, Inc. as the Education Director. In her role, Minter will lead development of the organization’s results-based national education agenda. She will also provide technical assistance and training to local staff and community partners working to close the achievement gap for vulnerable families and children residing in affordable housing communities across the…

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Resident Spotlight: Said Ahmed Nur

In this month’s resident spotlight, we visit the Heritage Park community in Minneapolis to chat with youth leader and Green Garden Bakery member, Said Ahmed Nur.  

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Urban Welcomes Kristie Stutler as Southern Regional Director

Kristie Stutler recently joined Urban Strategies as regional director where she will be responsible for providing leadership and direction to the programmatic sites in the southern region. Among the sites under her supervision is the recently awarded HUD Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant in the Beecher Terrace neighborhood in Louisville. Welcome Kristie! Read the full press…

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