Articles Header

At UYWI, we want to ensure urban youth workers across everywhere are equipped not only with the tools to reach youth in urban communities, but the knowledge of the contexts and issues they are doing ministry within. From topics like gentrification, gang violence, or even quick tips about leadership, delve into our articles to become a well-informed urban youth leader, prepared for what’s ahead.

  • All
  • Artist's Corner
  • Artistry
  • Black History Month
  • Blog
  • Conversation
  • Gangs
  • General
  • Gentrification
  • God
  • Hot Tracks
  • Leadership Stories
  • Life
  • Music
  • Music Videos
  • News
  • Partner Blog
  • Resources
  • Spoken Word
  • Testimonials
  • The Well
  • The Well: Bible Study Curriculum
  • The Well: Downloads
  • The Well: Webinars & Coaching Calls
  • The Well: Workshop Audio
  • Top Featured
  • Urban Ministry
  • UYWI

6 Creative Ways To Engage Youth During Social Distancing

Two months ago, COVID-19, popularly known as coronavirus, was once nothing more than a blip in the news cycle. But today, much of life is temporarily on hold. With the...
Read More

Being Asian American in the Midst of COVID-19

This article was originally published on and republished with permission from the author, Grace P. Cho. Grace is the (in)courage Editorial Manager and has also served as a workshop...
Read More

I Am Not a Democrat

Can you look past my complexion? This question is a common thought in the minds of Black Americans, from every cultural and ethnic background. Constantly considering the potential of facing...
Read More

Precaution & Preparation or Panic: Faith with action, over Fear

As of 10:04a.m on the 20th of March Johns Hopkins is reporting 14,250 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 205 deaths. (Update: as of March 25th at 6:30p.m. Johns Hopkins is...
Read More

Navigating Financial Crisis Amid COVID-19 as a Nonprofit

We know many of you in the UYWI community are a part of nonprofit organizations. And we know that the nonprofit sector is feeling the financial pinch already, as a...
Read More

Q & A: Darius West, Kingdom Minister & Director of ‘MIC-DROP’

Leading up to the debut of UYWI’s newest podcast, “Monday Morning Church,” UYWI guest writer, Susan Tripi DeLano sat down with Darius West, Kingdom Minister and director of the upcoming documentary, “MIC DROP: The...
Read More

How To Lead Through a Crisis

Everything has changed. We are living in a pandemic as COVID-19 continues to spread globally. I have felt heavy over the last week, as I've watched entire industries start to...
Read More


Read the full Q & A with Alex below or listen to it above! This  Black History Month, UYWI continues to highlight modern-day leaders we believe are carrying MLK’s vision, forward....
Read More


This Black History Month, UYWI continues to highlight modern-day leaders we believe are carrying MLK’s vision, forward. Our third spotlight is on Dr. Virginia Ward. Dr. Martin Luther King...
Read More

UYWI Black History Month Spotlight: Dr. René Rochester

This Black History Month, UYWI continue to highlight modern-day leaders we believe are carrying MLK’s vision, forward. Our second spotlight is on Dr. René Rochester. Dr. René Rochester has...
Read More

Black History Month: Breaking Down ISM’s with Shuree!

In honor of Black History Month, Shuree breaks down the different ISM's that affect African Americans, while also honoring significant women in history. Shuree reminds us of the significant accomplishments...
Read More


A Brief History Dr. John Perkins personifies the integration of Christianity and Social Justice. For over a decade, at UYWI’s National Conferences, we benefited from John’s beautiful, intertwined teachings on...
Read More