UYWI Partners and Sponsors
- Fuller Youth Institute (FYI) Leveraging RESEARCH into RESOURCES that ELEVATE leaders, kids and families.
- Culture and Youth Studies CYS seeks to provide relevant informational resources and to promote local and global collaboration toward a comprehensive systems approach to ministry with youth.
- Tech Mission / UrbanMinistry.org Tech Mission hosts the UYWI Audio/Video Library. They also facilitate volunteer matching for urban ministries and volunteers.
Bloggers We Follow:
- Urban Onramps / Rudy Carrasco
- Jeremy Del Rio / @JeremyDelRio 20/20 Vision for Schools, New York, NY
- Leneita Fix Blue Sky Green Sky Consulting, West Palm Beach, FL
- John Liotti / @jonnie17 Northern California Urban Development Corporation, East Palo Alto, CA
- Love is An Orientation / Andrew Marin – Elevating the Conversation between the Church and the LGBT Community. Chicago, IL
Resources for Youth Workers
- MATS – Vehicles for ministries: They help ministries search and purchase vehicles for their programs.
- StickyFaith.org / @StickyFaith– Developing Faith that will last a lifetime: Resources for parents and youth workers
- Center for Student Missions – Mission opportunities for your youth group.
- DeVos Urban Leadership Initiative (DVULI) is an intense 15-month tuition-sponsored leadership development program for urban youth workers.
- Youth Specialties (YS) is here to help you, whether you’re new to youth ministry or a veteran, whether you’re a volunteer or a career youth pastor.
- Youth Works
- Center for Parent/Youth Understanding (CPYU) (Pasadena, CA)
- Immerse Journal
- National Network of Youth Ministries (NNYM)
- Sojourners – Faith, Politics, Culture
- Urban Strategies – Connecting urban ministries to Federal Funding
- UrbanFaith.com Christian commentary, culture, and conversation.
- Help for Depression
- Lifeline – Connectivity for families that would other not be able to afford a mobile phone or landline.
National Youth-Serving Organizations
- Young Life Multicultural & Urban
- Youth For Christ (YFC)
- Here’s Life Inner City
- InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
- Dare 2 Share Ministries
- Cru (Formerly Campus Crusade for Christ)
- World Vision – US Programs a Christian humanitarian organization tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.
Mission Trips for Your Youth
Local Ministries in Cities across the US
- City Vision (Columbus, OH) – Transforming Communities by Changing Lives
- Harambee (Pasadena, CA)
- KidWorks (Santa Ana, CA)
- World Impact (Los Angeles, CA)
- The Oaks Camp and Conference Center (Lake Hughes, CA)
- The Simple Way (Philadelphia, PA)
- Street Schools (Denver, CO)
- Urban D/Crossover Church/FlavorFest (Tampa, FL)
- CLUE-CA – Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (California)
- Biola University / Biola Youth Ministry Outreach (La Mirada, CA)
- Bakke Graduate University (Seattle, WA)
- North Park Theological Seminary / Center for Youth Ministry Studies (Chicago, IL)
- Eastern University (Philadelphia, PA) / The Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education / Tony Campolo (EAPE) (St. Davids, PA) [MA in Urban Studies]
- St Joseph’s University / Masters in Organizational Development and Leadership, (Philadelphia, PA or Online)
- City Vision College (Kansas City, MO)
- Fresno Pacific University(Fresno, CA)
- City Vision College [Online-Inexpensive College Courses While Working in Ministry]
- Calvin College [Urban Studies] (Grand Rapids, MI)
- Nyack College / Seminar / Graduate Schools (Nyack NY)
- Seattle Pacific University – John Perkins Center [Reconciliation, Leadership Training & Community Deveolpment] (Seattle, WA)
NOTE: We do not accept unsolicited submissions of links to this page. We primarily link to sites that are either directly related to urban youth ministry, or recommended by our own staff members and speaking team.