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Mission Statement

The mission of UrbanPromise Wilmington is to equip children and young adults through Christ with the skills necessary for academic achievement, life management, personal growth and servant leadership.

Description

UrbanPromise is now in our second decade of service in Wilmington. Youth in our programs are graduating high school and entering college at unprecedented rates. The retention, attendance, and growth of our programs are strong. Sharing life in Christ has transformed a large, diverse, and growing corps of volunteers, organizations, businesses, schools, neighbors and families.

Timeline:

1994: Rob Prestovwitz volunteers with UrbanPromise Camden to help their struggling microbusiness

1998: UrbanPromise opens its first site, Camp Vicotry, on the East Side of Wilmington

1999: Staff house is purchased on the East Side; Camp Freedom is added on the North Side

2001: Camp Promise (West Side) becomes UP’s third program site

2002: Urban Promise School is founded and begins with K4 and K5 classes

2005: Urban Promise School moves to 2401 Thatcher St.

2006: Thatcher St. Headquarters purchased

2007: Work Group initiative begins; Camp Harmony (Middle School) established

2007: West Side site and staff house and purchased; Camp Hope (Southbridge) launched

2009: James Whitely becomes the first StreetLeader to graduate from college

2010: Urban Promise Academy high school holds first classes; UrbanTrekkers launched

Website

http://www.urbanpromise.org

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