“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.”
- President Barack Obama
The Urban Advocate®
We are a locally-advised collaborative of folks using our skills and experiences to reduce the impact of gun-related violence in Black neighborhoods across the City of Atlanta.
Acts of gun-related violence are chronically under-categorized and responded to. We are striving to be THE STANDARD for reducing gun-related violence and crafting solutions in Atlanta. The landscape has shifted, the partners have shifted, but the needs remain unmet and our commitment is unwavering.
We cultivate community care as our response to trauma, center restorative justice, and lead with strategic approaches to re-connect our neighborhoods. The Urban Advocate will always be ready to respond and deploy community-centered solutions.
Investing in community
is NEVER a bad idea
The tools to solve many of the issues we face are locked in our neighborhoods. Our vision has these tools unlocked and loaded to combat one of the most deadly yet controllable issues we face. We see an Atlanta with reduced equity gaps, spaces for all, and the unique culture of Atlanta thriving.