Young Professionals Group: Urbanites
Urbanites is a young professional Charlotte group (ages 22-39) holding both social and community service opportunities. We build awareness about Urban Ministry Center and the ways the organization combats the conditions that affect the most vulnerable segment of our community, our homeless neighbors. Our aim is not to raise money or to find permanent volunteers. Instead, we want to bring forth the issues that confront the homeless population and highlight the impact that Urban Ministry Center can have in providing the framework in which our neighbors can tear down barriers to housing, sobriety, stability and other challenges.
We feel that it is critical for the future leaders and stewards of our community to be cognizant of our neighbors who often go unnoticed, unseen and unheard. Through learning about Urban Ministry Center and the neighbors it serves, we hope to build an understanding across Charlotte that homelessness – and its devastating effects on individuals and families – can be solved.
February 10, 2017 –
Triple C Brewery
2900 Griffith St
Charlotte, NC 28203
The Urbanites are excited to host a social evening for a great cause, in support of HousingFest - A Concert to End Homelessness. In partnership with Triple C Brewing Company, $1 from every beer sold at the event will be contributed to HousingFest and the mission of ending homelessness in Charlotte through the Housing First model.
Join us beginning at 6:00PM for a meet and greet with Urbanites Members and Urban Ministry Center Staff. Then enjoy local artists Reeve Coobs andJustin Fedor, a former HousingFest performer, for an acoustic set starting at 7:00pm. Feel free to stay and kick-off your Friday night until the brewery closes at 9:00PM.
The event is open to the public, 21+ entry. Suggested $5 donation at the door. HousingFest tickets will be sold on site.
February 26, 2017 –
Help get the soup started and prepare lunch at 9:30, or come at 10:30 to get setup to serve. Urbanites make and served lunch every 4th Sunday of the month, 11:15-12:15, to approximately 175 of our homeless neighbors. Email UMCUrbanites@gmail.com to sign up or to get more details.