UYWI Partners and Sponsors
- Fuller Youth Institute (FYI) Leveraging RESEARCH into RESOURCES that ELEVATE leaders, kids and families.
- Culture and Youth Studies CYS seeks to provide relevant informational resources and to promote local and global collaboration toward a comprehensive systems approach to ministry with youth.
- Tech Mission / UrbanMinistry.org Tech Mission hosts the UYWI Audio/Video Library. They also facilitate volunteer matching for urban ministries and volunteers.
Bloggers We Follow:
- Urban Onramps / Rudy Carrasco
- Jeremy Del Rio / @JeremyDelRio 20/20 Vision for Schools, New York, NY
- Leneita Fix Blue Sky Green Sky Consulting, West Palm Beach, FL
- John Liotti / @jonnie17 Northern California Urban Development Corporation, East Palo Alto, CA
- Love is An Orientation / Andrew Marin – Elevating the Conversation between the Church and the LGBT Community. Chicago, IL
Resources for Youth Workers
- Public Health.org – Poverty Resources
- MATS – Vehicles for ministries: They help ministries search and purchase vehicles for their programs.
- StickyFaith.org / @StickyFaith– Developing Faith that will last a lifetime: Resources for parents and youth workers
- Center for Student Missions – Mission opportunities for your youth group.
- DeVos Urban Leadership Initiative (DVULI) is an intense 15-month tuition-sponsored leadership development program for urban youth workers.
- Youth Specialties (YS) is here to help you, whether you’re new to youth ministry or a veteran, whether you’re a volunteer or a career youth pastor.
- Youth Works
- Center for Parent/Youth Understanding (CPYU) (Pasadena, CA)
- Immerse Journal
- National Network of Youth Ministries (NNYM)
- Sojourners – Faith, Politics, Culture
- Urban Strategies – Connecting urban ministries to Federal Funding
- UrbanFaith.com Christian commentary, culture, and conversation.
- Help for Depression
- Lifeline – Connectivity for families that would other not be able to afford a mobile phone or landline.
National Youth-Serving Organizations
- Young Life Multicultural & Urban
- Youth For Christ (YFC)
- Here’s Life Inner City
- InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
- Dare 2 Share Ministries
- Cru (Formerly Campus Crusade for Christ)
- World Vision – US Programs a Christian humanitarian organization tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.
Mission Trips for Your Youth
Local Ministries in Cities across the US
- City Vision (Columbus, OH) – Transforming Communities by Changing Lives
- Harambee (Pasadena, CA)
- KidWorks (Santa Ana, CA)
- World Impact (Los Angeles, CA)
- The Oaks Camp and Conference Center (Lake Hughes, CA)
- The Simple Way (Philadelphia, PA)
- Street Schools (Denver, CO)
- Urban D/Crossover Church/FlavorFest (Tampa, FL)
- CLUE-CA – Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (California)
- Biola University / Biola Youth Ministry Outreach (La Mirada, CA)
- Bakke Graduate University (Seattle, WA)
- North Park Theological Seminary / Center for Youth Ministry Studies (Chicago, IL)
- North Central University / Center for Youth and Leadership (Minneapolis, MN)
- Eastern University (Philadelphia, PA) / The Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education / Tony Campolo (EAPE) (St. Davids, PA) [MA in Urban Studies]
- St Joseph’s University / Masters in Organizational Development and Leadership, (Philadelphia, PA or Online)
- City Vision College (Kansas City, MO)
- Fresno Pacific University(Fresno, CA)
- City Vision College [Online-Inexpensive College Courses While Working in Ministry]
- Calvin College [Urban Studies] (Grand Rapids, MI)
- Nyack College / Seminar / Graduate Schools (Nyack NY)
- Seattle Pacific University – John Perkins Center [Reconciliation, Leadership Training & Community Deveolpment] (Seattle, WA)