CARE-EDUCATE-DEVELOP

OAKLAND'S YOUNG EMERGING LEADERS

MISSION

WHAT WE DO

We mentor urban youth to a higher standard for life by creating structures of safety, trust and respect within a nurturing environment.

NATIVE DESIGN

OUR MENTORING PROCESS

VISION

WHY WE DO

To care for, educate and develop Oakland's young emerging leaders that will inspire the world.

ESTABLISHED

EST. 2010 

URBANLIFE is an Oakland Native Youth Organization that Cares for, Educates and Develops youth and families. ULM is made up of amazing people and it's mentoring process (the Native Design) and the Values were built to inspire and become a meaningful family within the organization. With high standards of mentoring and discipleship URBANLIFE is unique and impactful within its local neighborhoods and to the city. 

NATIVE DESIGN

OUR MENTORING PROCESS

HOPE CENTER

Stop by our Mentoring Center in the Lower Bottoms Neighborhood of West Oakland.

CARE

COMMUNITY & FAMILY ENGAGEMENT |

We care for, empower and resource the diverse families that we are intentionally engaging with.

Whatever space we are in, we offer hope and come alongside urban youth as a functional extended family. This is expressed in the way we protect, serve and enjoy life together. We cultivate a culture of genuine relationships where we rely on and support one another to help strengthen community.

EDUCATE

EDUCATION SUPPORT I 

We educate urban youth within our neighborhoods and expose them to healthy life options. We provide homework help, facilitate workshops and motivational speaking. It takes a vision when it comes to life planning. We take the time to listen, process and give wisdom, helping youth and families make choices that reflect their values.

DEVELOP

FORMATION I 

We develop the next generation of emerging leaders providing three areas of formation: Expression, Giveback and Faith. We create a space to place the lonely in families by providing quality mentors that help nurture and encourage those we serve, stewarding their life towards a greater purpose.

EXPRESSION

Expression is the unique story and talent within each one of us. It’s also the ability to express our feelings and emotions. We help leaders understand their identity by discovering their passions. We provide creative outlets to learn how and what we are created for.

GIVE BACK

Giveback everyone has something to give. Giving of our time, talent and finances teaches servant leadership with humility and simplicity. We serve and love our neighborhoods by meeting its practical and spiritual needs.

FAITH

Faith is the framework and foundation displayed in our life’s work and passion. The Gospel is the hope of the world. We partner with the restorative work of Holy Spirit: building up people and healing the broken-hearted. We engage in spiritual development that is simply rooted in God's love, prayer and discipline that produces faithful healthy leaders who have the character to coincide with their calling.

NATIVE DESIGN

OUR MENTORING VALUES

We are committed to do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with our God. Faith is at the heart of who we are. It is the framework and foundation displayed in our life’s work and passions.

FAITH

We are committed to cultivating a culture of genuine relationships. We rely on and support one another to help strengthen community and accomplish more than what’s possible alone. Intentional love and care are shown in the way we protect, serve and enjoy life together as an extended family.

TRIBE

We are committed to providing care, education and formation for our emerging leaders by nurturing them within our mentoring process and stewarding their lives towards a greater purpose.

NURTURE

We are committed to mentor with quality and the discipline to continually improve. We foster a good work ethic and function at our maximum capabilities with excellence.

STANDARDS

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