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As we’re all figuring out what a “new normal” looks like—as our regular routines have been temporarily interrupted, this has especially been the case for youth workers in the urban context. So here are a few tips to creatively engage with youth during social distancing, that help them process this situation through the lens of the kingdom, through Christ’s Hope, Love, Peace, and Service to others.

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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 result of social distancing protocols. However, know that we are here for you! We are in this together and will come out stronger than before. …

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We know that many of you are working “in the trenches” as an urban youth leader, in an area where gang violence is prevalent. You are on the frontlines serving, loving, mentoring, and praying for youth in your community. We know the work is not easy. The mental, emotional, and social toll it takes to…

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Written by Susan Delano In the first article of this series, we provided a macro-view of gentrification and explored its roots in systemic racial practices. Now In this article, we will take a look at the negative impact of gentrification, focusing on the correlation between gentrification and the criminalization of non-majority populations and communities, who…

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Gentrification. A buzzword in real estate circles and city planning boards for the past decade, primarily in urban environments, has led to a housing crisis that is revealing economic inequality in the real estate market. From San Francisco to Chicago to Atlanta to New York City to Boston, gentrification is changing the physical landscape of…

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