Young Heroes Present Pitches to Local Businesses

Young Heroes Present Pitches to Local Businesses

This summer, Urban Hope partnered with Durham businesses Beyu Caffe and BB&T for the inaugural Next Generations Entrepreneurship Challenge. Next Gen is an innovative and collaborative social entrepreneurship challenge designed to equip and inspire Black and Latino/a youth to become entrepreneurs, while engaging and promoting current black-owned businesses in the city.

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From Walltown to Black Wall Street

From Walltown to Black Wall Street

For the last 13 years, the Urban Hope Summer Camp has been teaching kids business and financial literacy skills with the hope that they will one day participate in the economic thriving of their communities. Listen to former campers reflect on the impact of their experience. Then, support Urban Hope as we raise up generations of young heroes from Walltown to Black Wall Street by donating to the 2017 Urban Hope Summer Camp! A gift of $253 covers one week of camp for one youth. A gift of $1,518 covers the entire six-weeks. Visit www.urbanhope.us/donate and give today!!!

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Eat at The Palace. Support Urban Hope.

Eat at The Palace. Support Urban Hope.

This May, Urban Hope is partnering again with local Durham restaurant, The Palace International, to host a three-night fundraising event in support of the 2017 Urban Hope Summer Camp! During dinner service (5PM - 9PM) on May 16, 17, and 18, The Palace International will donate 10% of restaurant sales (including dine in, pickup and delivery, excluding orders made with Duke food points) to Urban Hope. Come eat at The Palace and spread hope to young heroes!
 

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Young Leaders Take Power Trip to DC

Young Leaders Take Power Trip to DC

During spring break, the Urban Hope Young Leaders Group took a "Power Trip" to Washington, DC, seeking to experience the power in our history, vocation, education, community, spirituality, and play. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so we've shared a few as a meditation on the power we discovered. Check it out and ask yourself where you find power in your life...

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As We Proceed, Walltown Forever

As We Proceed, Walltown Forever

As young people from Walltown have come to believe that the neighborhood is not someplace to reject but rather is a place they can reside in and return to, they have faced an enormous challenge in gentrification. Discover how Urban Hope turned to the late Walltown legend, Jay Lynn Alexander, to make a difference and how what they have learned about raising up indigenous leaders can shape conversations in communities across the country.

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In 2017: Be Humble, Be Kind & Don't Waste Your Time

In 2017: Be Humble, Be Kind & Don't Waste Your Time

As we look forward to 2017, the young heroes of Urban Hope are asking three questions: 1) How will you be more humble?, 2) Who will you be more kind to?, and 3) What will you stop wasting your time on? Watch how they responded, reflect on the questions for yourself and share the video to inspire others. 

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Give $25 for Generations of Young Heroes

Give $25 for Generations of Young Heroes

Between #GivingTuesday and December 31st, Urban Hope is seeking 1,000 people to give $25 (or more) towards $25,000 for our Summer Camp, Young Leaders Group, and Walltown Aspiring Youth after school program! Watch the video and give today by clicking: http://www.navstaff.org/project/22874309

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Tales from the Town: In Pursuit of New Possibilities

Tales from the Town: In Pursuit of New Possibilities

In August 2016, three young men from Urban Hope's Young Leaders Group set out on a pilgrimage to Charleston, South Carolina, in search of community, history, and new possibilities for the future. Experience what they discovered and the implications their journey has for the way we think about leadership and innovation.

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Snapshots of the 2016 Urban Hope Summer Camp

Snapshots of the 2016 Urban Hope Summer Camp

On Monday, August 1st we celebrated the culmination of our 13th Urban Hope Summer Camp! The banquet, themed in the "Wild, Wild West," offered a space for parents, family members, and residents of Walltown to take pride and joy in the gifts and talents of our young people. Dynamic photography slideshows, praise dancing, hip hop theatre, a modeling production, and much more. Our guest speaker was former Urban Hope camper, Ezekiel Taylor, a young preacher, recording artist, and author, who encouraged us to say, "bye!", to the bad habits, people and practices that keep us from experiencing godly transformation. In the spirit of transformation, here are several snapshots from the summer that highlight the various ways God has impacted the lives of campers, counselors, and the community.

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Come Rock with Chrystal Rucker: A Benefit Concert for Urban Hope

Come Rock with Chrystal Rucker: A Benefit Concert for Urban Hope

Cornerstone Community Church and The River Church invite you to "An Evening of Praise & Community" featuring Gospel music recording artist Chrystal Rucker. The event is free to the public but an offering will be collected to support Urban Hope and the Durham non-profit Genesis Home. If you are looking for a good time where you can also contribute to the good going on in the community, then we hope to see you there!

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Best Pancake Breakfast in the Bull City!!!

Best Pancake Breakfast in the Bull City!!!

Are you down for eating good and doing good all at the same time? Then come join us for the best pancake breakfast in the Bull City! On Sunday, June 5, 2016, from 8am-9:30am, at Asbury United Methodist Church, Urban Hope will host it's second annual Pancake Breakfast in support of the Urban Hope Summer Camp.

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Hope for Young Heroes: An Urban Hope Summer Camp Fundraiser

Hope for Young Heroes: An Urban Hope Summer Camp Fundraiser

Come dine with us this April as Urban Hope partners with local Durham restaurant, The Palace International, to host a three-night fundraising event in support of the 2016 Urban Hope Summer Camp!

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