THE URBAN ADVOCATE
A powerless community deserves a powerful advocate
WHAT WE DO
The Urban Advocate is a small, grassroots organization in the business of changing and shaping lives, one resident at a time. The work we do is aimed at identifying community gaps & barriers to develop layered approaches focused on solving some of our biggest challenges impacting Black communities. We strive to civically empower our community through developing multi-tier solutions focused on amplifying voices, cultivating equity, and preserving our culture.
"THE URBAN ADVOCATE IS THE INTERSECTION OF COMMUNITY, EQUITY, & CULTURE PRESERVATION. DO YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS? IT MEANS OUR COMMUNITIES HAVE OUR OWN CULTURE MEANING WE DON’T NEED YOURS."
-Miss Micha, @MichaLuster
We stand on 2 things: 1) It takes a village and 2) We don’t live in this world alone. Modern America has isolated us from our village.There are millions of people in Atlanta and billions of people in this world! We are only as strong as our network. Our communities are RICH, and The Urban Advocate values that.
“If poverty is a disease that infects an entire community in the form of unemployment and violence, failing schools and broken homes, then we can’t just treat those symptoms in isolation. We have to heal that entire community. And we have to focus on what actually works.”