Tag Archives: Jeremy Del Rio

UYWI ‘s First Accredited Course for Youth Workers

Join us at City Vision for 8-weeks of Youth Development Studies This course introduces students to the theory and practice of holistic youth development in an increasingly interconnected, open-sourced, urban world. Students will be equipped to develop asset-based, student-led, contextually relevant, culturally engaging, transformational relationships with young people. Special emphasis will be placed on issues […]


God Belongs in School Too

UYWI has celebrated the God Belongs in My City movement since three student leaders and a frustrated Brooklyn youth pastor held their first New York City prayer walk three years ago. More than fifty cities and 60,000 tshirts later, GBIMC has taken on a life of its own. Their latest viral campaign urges students to […]

Cochise before Christ. Photo by Clayton Patterson.

Grace Still Abounds When They Grow Up

This past Christmas, UYWI.org featured the story of Jose “Cochise” Quiles, the founder and president of the New York City street gang Satan’s Sinners Nomads. Two thousand years later, the Word again became flesh for Cochise when Pastor Rick moved his family into the neighborhood; refused to be intimidated by taunts or horrified by a […]

Why Loving Young People...City Living

Why Loving Young People is like City Living

Greetings from Brooklyn, New York, the most populous borough in New York City. Birthplace of Jay-Z and the integration of Major League Baseball. And site of the largest battle of the Revolutionary War. If Brooklyn were its own city, it would be the fourth largest in America. My name is Jeremy Del Rio and I’m an addict — if you can call young people an addiction.  […]

Protest and Invest-Statement...Eviction Controversy

Protest and Invest: Statement on the NYC School/Church Eviction Controversy

Today’s post from Jeremy Del Rio is republished from his 20/20 Vision for Schools blog post.  Urban Youth Workers Institute is praying with the churches, pastors and congregations of New York City in their struggle to keep access to their church meeting spaces. MEDIA ADVISORY January 12, 2012 Contact: Jeremy Del Rio (347) 921-4426 20/20 Vision for […]