We are stronger, more vibrant, and a clearer embodiment of God’s Kingdom, youth leaders. We are leaning on each other to prevail through this chaos, and UYWI couldn’t be more proud of you. We ask that you continue to stay connected with us, whether that’s joining our Urban Youth Workers National Network of Leaders Facebook Group, subscribing to our YouTube channel, or simply sharing this video. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
We hope you enjoy what we cooked up for you. Thanks to all those who submitted images and videos to this project, which was created by YOU. ⁣⁣


As a Christian leadership organization, we exist to power the urban youth worker, so that urban youth have the leaders and role models they need to live transformed lives by the Gospel of Jesus Christ.


UYWI fuels a movement of urban leaders who lead generations of youth to restore and rebuild broken communities globally.

Board Members

Tommy Nixon, CEO/Exec. Director

Steve Carter, Board Chair

Dennis Neal, Board Treasurer

Hector Gonzalez, Board Secretary

Anthony Flynn, Board Member

Chantel Runnels, Board Member

Our Fiscal Responsibility

We take financial accountability and good stewardship for our generous supporters very seriously. As a 501c3 located in the State of California, we make our financial statements available upon request, however, you may select and view any of our recent IRS 990 Forms below.

2019 Audited Financials

2019 UYWI IRS 990 Form

2018 Audited Financials

2018 UYWI IRS 990 Form

2017 UYWI IRS 990 Form

2016 UYWI IRS 990 Form

Urban Youth Workers Institute will not share or sell a resource partner/donor’s personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.

2019 Annual Report

2019 was an incredible year at UYWI! There has been much change, including the transition of our beloved Founder, Dr. Larry Acosta. Yet, in the midst of this significant new season, God has continued to #DoTheWork of moving UYWI forward for the purpose of resourcing and training high impact and high capacity leaders who dedicate their lives to the transformation of youth across the globe through the Gospel. As we enter 2020 we continue our calling of investing into the leaders of the future, because #TheFutureIsHere!

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Tommy Nixon
Chief Executive Officer

Who we work with