Urgent 365 creates and facilitates spaces for individuals and organizations to educate and empower themselves and the communities of color they serve through education, engagement, collaboration and the distribution of resources.
Our Focus: MENTAL HEALTH
The Research: Not only are communities of color at a higher risk for mental health ailment, stigmas around mental illness result in decreased likelihood of seeking help.
Our Plan: We provide programming with mental health professionals and access to resources to address the stigmas around mental health and create pathways to providers.
Our Focus: POST-SECONDARY SUPPORT
The Research: Only 40% of first time, full time Black students and 54% of Hispanic students graduate undergrad within 6 years at 4-year institutions.
Our Plan: Urgent 365 has initiatives and programs to increase the graduate rate of students of color from Philadelphia. These include our annual Trunk Party drive which supports high school graduates attending college in the fall and our forthcoming College support programming.
Urgent 365 is founded on the Ghanian tradition of "boa me na me mmoa wo" which means "help me and let me help you."
Building community is a cooperative effort between organizations and the people they were created to serve.
Our Plan: Our quarterly social events including Meeting of the Sexes and Movie Night create space for connection, conversation, and collective growth.
Our Focus: WEALTH & BUSINESS
The Research: Black millennial households earn about 60% of what their white counterparts make, and it highlights just how bad the generational wealth gap is along racial lines.
Our Plan: Through our Live with 365 social media programming, monthly business highlights and forthcoming Expert Sessions, we provide the knowledge, resources, and access to financial and business tools.
Our community events have equipped over 300 individuals with interpersonal and relational tools to navigate themselves, their environments, and others. Our Trunk Party initiative has given over $7000 worth of resources and essentials to college-bound high school graduates.