Historically, urban revitalization projects have had mixed effects on low-income communities. At times, they have provided much needed investment to economically marginalized areas, and at others, they have displaced entire communities of families destroying important physical and cultural infrastructures.
The Urban Frontier Organization is repositioning how we approach urban community development. The Urban Frontier Organization believes that the renewal, revitalization, and revival of low-income communities must be done responsibly, must be led by the community, and must leverage existing resources. We believe in a restoration and reconstitution of our urban communities utilizing existing resources and infrastructure.
The Urban Frontier organization is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization committed to the sustainable restoration of low-income communities.
Our mission is to bring people together to design, build, and promote sustainable communities that allow people to realize their greatest potential.
We catalyze multi-disciplinary networks, forge transformative partnerships, & develop innovations that design, build & promote self-sustaining communities. We build these sustainable community economic forces from the inside out. We leverage existing community assets as a catalyst for economic growth. Our programs invest and empower individuals and groups to be contributors in the communities where they reside. We provide the educational training and support they need to achieve their desire to live a fulfilling life and positively impact their community.
Helping Others Pursue Excellence (H.O.P.E.) Strategy began out of the desire to directly contribute to community residents, in a meaningful way. Most communities we serve were originally a larger population, have seen a contraction of population, lack of job skill/readiness development, and a significant reduction in employment opportunities. The Urban Frontier Organization’s H.O.P.E. Strategy fills a void left by other temporary and permanent placement agencies.
We believe underfunded parks and recreation departments to be an integral component to a community's economic vitality. We support small town development through a recreation economy, art entertainment, and food diversity.
Through placemaking agriculture, education, and aquaponics we assist in activating abandoned community assets and transforming them into active economic catalysts.
Your generous gift will help us fund our mission to help those in need. Together, we can make a difference.