Tag Archives: RegionW

Pasadena… A City with Multiple Faces

the west san gabriel valley urban coalition met at villa 500 community center. it was great to be hosted by mayra and amy from lake avenue foundation. the community center reminds you that pasadena is a city with multiple faces and is in real need of the faith based community coming together to solve the […]

Irene Dias

Bay Area Leaders: Please Give Blood!

Irene Dias, a donor of UYWI, is in serious need of blood. Her website (irenedias.com) tells the story behind her illness and gives others opportunity to give blood (or platelets) to help her through this. Larry Acosta, founder and president of UYWI, is planning on going up to San Francisco on Friday and donating and […]

sorry… UYWI07 mp3s explanation

We said that August 20th was going to be the day we’d have 25 new workshops up, and technically that’s true. Technically, they are online. Technically, they’re uploaded onto our webserver, however, the web development tool we use is giving us an error when we try and add workshops to the resource library database. Basically, […]

UYWI07 mp3s workaround

Until the issues are resolved, I decided to make workshops. available for listen and download via links from the blog. So here is a list (in no specific order) of 25 of the top rated workshops from UYWI07. Listen and enjoy. 1. What If Hip-Hop is Dead?, William Branch 2. We Once Were Warriors! Recapturing […]


UYWI08 information creeping online

UYWI08 (that’s Urban Youth Workers Institute 2008 for the newcomers), the conference for the next generation urban leader, will take place May 15-17, 2008, outside Los Angeles, CA at Azusa Pacific University. “Living The Legacy” is the theme centering around Hebrews 11 and more specifically Hebrews 12:1-3 in the NIV which says the following: 1Therefore, […]

SoCal Networkers Gather

The Southwest National Network Director, Mike Devito host a yearly 24 hour retreat for people who gather youth workers in the Southern California Region. UYWI SoCal was invited this year to collaborate on hosting the event. We were able to bring a handful of leaders who collaborate in urban areas. We had representation from CLUE […]

Troubling Tradition (conference in LA)

“God is challenging us to take the idea of troubling texts to the next level, to begin a new conversation across faiths and throughout the world, with the goal of realizing God’s own hope that all God’s creation may learn to live harmoniously together.” – Jerry D. Campbell, president of the Claremont School of Theology, […]


SoCal fires

We’ve all been thinking of and praying for our friends and those effected by the fires, but one of our staff suggested a map that Google updates pretty regularly to see which fires are doing what, where and when. Check it out. Also, we’ll keep you updated on what is happening with San Diego RELOAD […]

RELOAD San Diego Postponed

Wildfire Update: RELOAD San Diego, originally scheduled for this Saturday, October 27th, has now been postponed due to to the ongoing fire situation in the San Diego Area. Check back to this site in a couple of weeks for the new RELOAD date. We encourage you to use that time on Saturday as an opportunity […]

UYWI08 information being added

UYWI08 information being added

As the promotion for UYWI08 begins, we will be adding elements from the full brochure onto the website. Currently, the workshop titles have been added, there are connections to register for UYWI08, download promotion pieces, and request a UYWI08 brochure… click here to find out more. (schedule, trainers, and other portions will be added soon)

UYWI07 Quote

“I see right here — This is what the future of the American church HAS to look like. This is where it’s headed. This is what American Christianity HAS to look like. Right now we have alot of images out there of — this is the image of the American church. 99% of them are […]