June 2019
(left to right): Mat Samuelson, Pastor of Glastonbury Community Church; Chris Johnson, UA's Communications Associate and Jaleith Gary, UA's Director of Philanthropy.
UA Launches New Podcast
One of our favorite things at Urban Alliance is to hear from people we work with in various capacities to learn how our partnerships are giving tens of thousands of people help and hope for a positive future.

But, we don’t like keeping these stories to ourselves—we want you to be encouraged by them, too.

So, we’re launching The Fulcrum podcast !

In our first episode, we sat down with Mat Samuelson from Glastonbury Community Church to learn more about a series of Urban Alliance-supported workshops his church is holding to help young people deal with the anxiety that comes with living in the 21st century and the Technology Age.

On April 28, 40 people participated in the church's first workshop—affectionately dubbed a "community conversation" by Pastor Samuelson—titled "Healthy Boundaries With Technology." The workshop was sponsored in part by Urban Alliance, and included a overview and discussion with both parents and teens about today's mental health crisis and how technology, while useful, contributes to higher incidences of depression and suicide.

Glastonbury Community Church also partnered with Building Healthy Families for the workshop, to include an overview of psychological research about Attachment Theory and how overuse of smartphones, tablets and gaming devices can damage supportive relationships and interfere with a child's social and intellectual development.

Click the button below to hear first-hand from Pastor Samuelson about their workshop series, Glastonbury Community Church's partnership with Urban Alliance and the positive impact its having in our local community.
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Urban Alliance Welcomes
New Board Member

Please join us in welcoming our newest board member, Erica Dean! Erica serves as Director of Human Resources for Comcast’s Western New England Region, which employs...
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Gathering and Training Recaps
On June 8, more than 200 volunteers from 13 churches and organizations in the UA network partnered up for the 2019 Revitalize Community Health Outreach Day to distribute thousands of health resource bags in a door-to-door effort throughout Hartford. 

UA equipped these churches and organizations by providing training and toolkits for the outreach.

And, 15 people from 8 churches and organizations participated in the Next Generation learning community at Urban Alliance on June 20.

Program leaders learned how to effectively create a welcoming and healthy program culture and were equipped with the Youth Program Quality Assessment Toolkit to help assess the quality of their program's learning environments and identify staff/volunteer training needs.     
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Development Opportunities
Your church or organization can develop stronger community programs with Urban Alliance support through these opportunities:
Offering Individualized Coaching,
Case Management or Care

Individualized coaching, case management or care provides personalized support and can be used to help people achieve a variety of outcomes related to physical or emotional health, increased life stability, parenting skills, or youth development.

"UA has taught me how to connect with people in understanding their need and by keeping them encouraged, and building their confidence to handle the situations that life brings."

—Denise Cruz,
donor news
Every Bite Makes a Difference
Date:  Monday, August 12, 2019
(rain date Tuesday, August 13)

Time:   4:00 - 9:00pm

Location:   Blue Plate Kitchen ,
345 North Main Street,
West Hartford, CT 06117

During Get Stuffed for Good, Blue Plate Kitchen will donate 20% of your bill to  Beyond the Basics .

That means you’ll be strengthening
basic needs programs in Greater Hartford that help  thousands  of people who are lacking food, clothing or housing meet their basic needs and gain greater stability in their lives.

Now, isn't that delicious?
Invite a Friend—or Two, or Three!
We want to meet them! That's why we're increasing your chance to win a fabulous raffle prize with every guest you bring to  Get Stuffed for Good .

Click the buttons below for  free  shareable social media invites—perfect for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn!

Psst...don't forget to use  #GSFG19  so we can see your posts.
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