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UrbanPromise has been serving Wilmington since 1998, transforming the lives of children, teens, families, staff and volunteers.  Many initiatives are underway to allow us to continue to serve and grow. Check out how you can partner with UrbanPromise!

Click here for a list of PowerUP Work Days for 2011-2012.

West Side Promise Rebuild:
Haven UMC was purchased in 2009 and used for several years as an AfterSchool Program site for children throughout the Hilltop neighborhood. Currently we need assistance in creating a site plan, permit approval, and volunteer labor to perform renovations on the facility including HVAC, plumbing, electric, landscaping and construction:

Estimated at $400,000

Lombard Staff House Phase IV:
In 2005, the original Staff House for UP Interns was renovated through a collaboration of churches, private contractors, companies, and skilled volunteers. The remaining phase to finish includes reconstructing three rooms on the ground floor and the porch and emergency stairwell above them;

Estimated at $75,000 with skilled volunteer contractor involvement

Southbridge staff housing:
In 2006, Camp Hope opened in the Southbridge area of Wilmington with staff housing moving there in 2007. Staff lived in the neighborhood for two summers through a partnership with WHA but has since been unable to live in that community. This need would include purchasing a local home to allow staff to be present in the community during year round programming:

Estimated at $80,000

Reliable transportation –To continue our ability to manage daily activities for children, youth, and adults through UrbanPromise, we need vehicles – $150,000

Site for UP Academy (9th – 12th):
12 students are slated to begin the Academy’s second year at UrbanPromise, providing individualized instruction and engagement with talented volunteers to allow our young people to succeed through a focused education. We are currently in need of classroom and meeting space (2-3 classrooms, 2 offices) for our two teachers and our continuing investment in their education.

UP HQ / UP School expansion (pre-k to 8th):
The benefits of a growing program are that more and more children are reached and our rooms become smaller and tighter. We are in need of classrooms or trailer space for three grades (6th, 7th, 8th) for our next year of instruction. Currently we serve 55 students from PreK – 8th Grade with a fabulous teaching staff, small class size, and sliding scale tuition to allow children in our community access to a quality private education.

To contribute labor, materials or financially to any of these projects, please contact Deborah Holcombe at Deborah@UrbanPromise.org or call 302-425-5502×151.


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