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Daily, our urban leaders enter into the suffering of urban youth. These leaders live out the Gospel in the hardest places in our country and overseas. Gun violence, poverty, substance abuse, fatherlessness— the list goes on. But here’s the thing, our leaders believe it’s not just about saving urban youth from suffering. It is about believing that God will use them to lead His church forward. Think about it, our future is young and multi-ethnic.

With this future imminent, we are committed to help our leaders #DoTheWork by growing their capacity and impact in the lives of urban youth. Join us as we enter into our new campaign, The Future Is Here, coming soon.


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


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.

2018 UYWI IRS 990 Form

2017 UYWI IRS 990 Form

2016 UYWI IRS 990 Form

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Board Members

Tommy Nixon CEO/Exec. Director
Robert Aboites CFO/VP Finance
Steve Carter Board Chair
Dennis Neal Board Treasurer
Hector Gonzalez Board Secretary
Anthony Flynn Board Member
Chantel Runnels Board Member

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