Our work begins in Roxbury. It doesn't end there.
OUR MISSION: WE WORK ACROSS RACE & PLACE TO DISMANTLE
RACISM & WHITE SUPREMACY CULTURE & TO ADVANCE RACIAL, ECONOMIC, & SOCIAL JUSTICE
Our Vision: We envision a Greater Boston where all people live with freedom and dignity, and have equitable access to resources and opportunity to shape the present and the future.
UPCOMING URBAN MINISTRY EVENTS
- Tue, Dec 12Zoom (info below)Dec 12, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PMZoom (info below)Join us and our guest, Aja Kennedy from the Boston Indicators to discuss some of the state’s homeownership support programs, and policy tensions related to design and implementation of these programs, as well as recommendations for how to strengthen them.
- Tue, Jan 16Zoom (info below)Jan 16, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PMZoom (info below)Join us and our guest, David Harris, recently retired as Managing Director of the Charles Hamilton Houston,to discuss some of the state’s homeownership support programs, and policy tensions related to design and implementation of these programs, as well as recommendations for how to strengthen them.
Last year, the UU Urban Ministry and the Roxbury Historical Society invited Aabid Allibhad, a PhD candidate in the Department of African and African American Studies at Harvard University, to write a report focused on the history of racism and enslavement at First Church in Roxbury.
In February, the report entitled, "Race & Slavery at the First Church in Roxbury (The Colonial Period 1631-1775)", was published. It is available by clicking on the image, or by visiting the History of First Church in Roxbury page of our website.
We Speak Now: Race & Enslavement at First Church in Roxbury
EXAMINING OUR HISTORY
IMPACTING THE COMMUNITY FOR NEARLY 200 YEARS
The average amount of hours each month that our youth participate in programming through Roxbury Youth Programs (RYP). This includes students who utilize our after school drop in programming, as well as our RYP Interns.
Audience members logged-in to our first-ever virtual Community Conversation, featuring historian and former State Representative Byron Rushing.
We recently finished our third season of the series that discusses issues facing communities of color, and look forward to Season 4.
Years providing safe housing and healing counseling to families fleeing from domestic violence through our emergency shelter, Renewal House.
Survivors of domestic violence that have graduated from Believe in Success, our job- and education-readiness training program, since its founding in 2017.
WHAT'S HAPPENING AT THE URBAN MINISTRY