November 10th 2021
Since our inception in 1988, the UrbanPromise mission has not changed. Our programs might be a little different and broader, but our core commitments are the same.
Our people have always focused on equipping Camden’s children and teens with the skills needed for academic achievement, life management, spiritual growth and Christian leadership.
As a leader, the question I’m always asking: Are we fulfilling our mission?
So when I watched this year’s Virtual Night of Promise and witnessed the testimonials of Tamia, Dajah, Micah, Jasmine and others I was convinced—again—that our mission is being fulfilled.
Dajah embodies our mission as she seeks her university degree in speech pathology, desiring to open a practice to help families who lack resources for these kind of services. Her life vision was birthed at UrbanPromise through our schools, summer camps, job programs, Bible studies, mentorship and service projects. Academic skills, life skills, faith and leadership have all been nurtured during her 13-year sojourn at UrbanPromise. It’s no accident that this young woman is focused and determined to make a difference in her community. The same is true for Tamia, Micah and Jasmine.
Exceptional, impactful, healthy, purposed lives don’t happen by accident. Intentional investment, over many years, is the difference maker.
That’s why I need you again this year. Your generosity allows our staff and volunteers to keep fulfilling our mission. Fulfilling our mission is changing Camden and the world.
Grateful for your support—
President and Founder