“Life has no meaning. Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer.”
― Joseph Campbell
And just like that! It's the 19th of April! As always, we're doing what we do best--Providing services that support the healing and well-being of those most vulnerable.
Urban Triage Organizes Youth March to Washington DC in Partnership with Milwaukee Grassroots Organizations
Urban Triage, Inc. is excited to announce the Supporting Healthy Black Youth: Visible Youth Mobilization for The Poor People's Campaign Moral March on Washington, DC on June 18, 2022, in celebration of Juneteenth and Black liberation. In partnership with the Milwaukee Poor People's Campaign, Breaking Barriers, Community Task Force MKE, All Of Us Or None, and Tech*Niques--mobilizing youth across Madison and Milwaukee. 
It is NOT just a day of action. It is a declaration of an ongoing, committed moral movement to 1) build power, 2) shift the political narrative, and 3) make real policies to address poverty and low wealth from the bottom up fully. The Assembly is a pulling point of organizing from fall 2021 to summer 2022 and will spring us toward the 2022 elections. All along the way, we will be doing MORE: Mobilizing, Organizing, Registering, Educating, Engaging, and Empowering people for a movement that votes!

The public can learn about the trip details and support local area youth by giving here:

Local area youth can sign up for interest in the trip here:
Cohort 10 of Supporting Healthy Black Families (SHBF) kicks off Tuesday, June 21!

SHBF is a 8-week personal leadership & personal change workgroup that empowers and inspires breakthroughs & transformation in Black people, Black families & Black communities. 

Workgroups meet 2X for 8 weeks---Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6-8 PM.

For questions, please email SHBF@urbantriage.org.
Supporting Healthy Black Youth (SHBY) Workgroup in Milwaukee!

Urban Triage partners with Wolf Studios MKE to bring you Supporting Healthy Black Youth (SHBY), a transformative workgroup that provides youth with the tools, skills, and space to explore their character, feelings, motives, and desires through creative arts such as hip hop, creative writing, photography, videography, in addition to trauma recovery as well as his story.

SHBY is designed for youth ages 13-19. We are looking for 7 more participants. Youth will receive a weekly stipend and wraparound support. Must be a Milwaukee resident, and workgroups are held in person.

SHBY starts Monday, April 25th, 2022!
Application close date extended to Thursday, April 21st. Apply today!
Supporting Healthy Black Youth (SHBY) Workgroup Needs
Please consider donating supplies, materials, and/or gift cards to support the youth.
  • Cameras
  • Canvases
  • Paint
  • Brushes
  • Journals
  • Pens
  • Paint
  • Folders
  • Gift cards for food & clothes
  • Snacks
  • Water bottles
Our second Cohort of Supporting Healthy Black Agriculture (SHBA) starts 5/14/2022!
Supporting Healthy Black Agriculture (SHBA) inspires Black families to create space for family bonding, building analysis, and engaging with agriculture while supporting their local community.

Participants will leave the program ready to break ground in their backyards, from gardening basics to advanced techniques. Our programming has expanded to include Farm Business Development to support new and existing Black farmers to improve their farm businesses.

This year we have an acre of land thanks to the Farley Center!
Come grow with us!🌱

Sign up now! Application closes on 5/11/2022!
Our Co-Conspirator Workgroup Cohort 6 starts Thursday, June 2nd!

Our Co-Conspirator Workgroup is designed to change the way non-Black people think, speak, and act as it relates to Black lives. Our methodology gives participants the knowledge, skills, and confidence to advocate for self, family, and Black Lives. 

It is an interpersonal--Anti-racism inward job. This is NOT diversity and inclusion training. This is trauma recovery; this is paradigm-shifting; this is building analysis of the depth and breadth of white supremacist racism while identifying how it shows up in all people and in all people's activities.

Graduates of our workgroup transform their personal lives and relationships with their families and communities while learning how to show up and show out for Black lives.

Change your relationship with yourself and change the world. Join now!
Bring the expertise of Urban Triage, Inc. to your organization!
We offer effective leadership strategies and training regarding deep diversity, equity, and social justice issues that are delivered in a series of sessions with time for application in between each period. This includes; Keynote, workshops, change management, program development, program implementation and personnel development.
Meet Myana!
We are excited to welcome Myana Cystrunk, as the Executive Assistant for Urban Triage’s CEO. Myana is responsible for providing one-on-one support for the CEO, overseeing and managing special projects as directed by the CEO, some with organizational impact. She also assists with providing a bridge for smooth communication between the office of the CEO and internal departments. 

Myana was born and raised in Madison, WI. She is super creative, talented, and has successfully run her own small local business for the last year! New to the nonprofit industry she is excited to be apart of a selfless and fast growing company! Prior to joining Urban Triage, she worked in childcare for the last three years in the position of Lead Teacher.

Myana’s passion for wanting to better herself and others around her is the reason she began her career with Urban Triage, the goal is to become a better person and more self aware of things going on around her. Urban Triage has opened the door for her to do that.
Meet Money!
We are excited to welcome Money as our new Program Support specialists! Money was born and raised in Madison, WI. Money is a proud mother of a 2yr old boy. In her spare time, she enjoys taking walks and play time with her child. Money is also big on spending quality time with her family.

Money joins our team bringing many years of customer service and caregiving experience. We are very excited and grateful to have her join the team. 
Meet Destiny Persinger, Program Lead
We want to celebrate Destiny, who has just been promoted to Program Lead! Where do we even start?! Destiny Destiny-Destiny!! That laugh is everything! When you are out of the office we all miss your presence, and I'm speaking for the whole team! Your willingness to learn and grow with Urban Triage can't be put into enough words. You jump in and get the job done! We recognize this and appreciate you, truly!

We appreciate you. We see you. We love you, Destiny!
Meet Jessica Snyder, Dedicated Volunteer & Advisory Board Member

We are incredibly lucky to have the passion and dedication of Jessica Snyder! This Volunteer Spotlight is tricky because Jessica also plays an active role on Urban Triage's Advisory Board. However, we would like to call out all the amazing things she does toward administration efforts, Supporting Healthy Black Agriculture and more!

Thank you, Jessica!
UJAMAA Black Business Days
1233 McKenna Blvd, Madison, WI 53719-2250, United States
Support local and black-owned businesses under 1 Roof right here in Madison, Wisconsin.
For more details please inbox UJAMAA Business Network on Facebook.
Uncommon KEYS: Dialogue and Connection Group for Black Parents and Caretakers of Special Needs Children
Wednesdays, April 20 - May 25, 2022 (6 sessions), 6:30pm-7:45pm
Are you a parent or caregiver who identifies as female, nonbinary, or motherly, in your caregiving role of a child in the Dane County CLTS program? Is the child you support in the Dane County CLTS program between the ages of 3 and 8?

The Uncommon KEYS group is meant to bring together black parents or caregivers who identify as female, nonbinary, or motherly, in their caregiving role, and, are raising a child (3-8 years old) enrolled in Dane County CLTS.

Parents and caregivers can sign up for the group by clicking on the group’s signup link below and answering a few questions on a Google Form.
The Black Business Boost program is a new and unique initiative that will provide 100 black entrepreneurs and business owners in the greater Milwaukee area with access to key supportive services to start, strengthen or expand their business ventures. This initiative, funded by the foundational support of PNC Bank, is being led by the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) in collaboration with the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM).   
The Black Business Boost program is designed to assist start-up and existing businesses, as well as individuals who are in the ideation stage of business. Black Business Boost offers the following resources:  
  • Cost Coverage for Credit Recovery & Support  
  • Cost Coverage for Co-Working Space, Incubation Programs, and Accelerators 
  • Equity and Loan Support, Including Technical Assistance  
  • Business Training and One-on-One Support 
Want a career where you are creating meaningful change and working with passionate individuals who are dedicated to creating and maintaining inclusive, equitable and healthy environments? Looking for dynamic work with competitive pay, take a look at our open positions!