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.
The community is only as strong as its most vulnerable members and for this reason the organization prioritizes empowerment in various areas. Urgent 365 has provided programming and resources, in the form of self-care baskets, for over 65 mothers at Woodstock Family Center, over 300 inner-city youth from Philadelphia, Chester, and South Jersey and are looking to educate and engage with men in transitional housing in 2019.
During the second quarter of the year, URGENT partnered with the office of State Representative Chris Rabb to conduct a summer kick-off event at the Dorothy Emmanuel recreation center with a series of conflict resolution workshops.
For the third quarter, URGENT 365 conducted a trunk party drive for 14 college-bound freshman. With donations from community and corporate sponsors each student received at least 20 personalized items to assist in the transition to on-campus life. All students were honored at the end of summer Trunk Party which consisted of college panels for both recipients and guardians.
These are just a few of the possible community based services that URGENT can provide and we hope to add more to the list in the coming years!
Urgent 365 events prioritize connection while maintaining mental and emotional wellness. In 2016, Urgent 365 launched an event titled Meeting of the Sexes in response to the lack of conversations happening around relationships. After a standing-room only success, Urgent now holds Meeting of the Sexes quarterly in and launched a DC show in 2018. All proceeds from this event pour into Urgent 365's initiatives.
Outside of Meeting of the Sexes, private workshops and upcoming merchandise, the team does not receive additional funding, so grant suggestions and donations are welcome.
Urgent 365 workshops and programs are open to partnering schools and community organizations for youth and adults. With a focus on empowerment and art, the team has formed a curriculum that tackles a variety of topics from conflict resolution to building self- confidence. Programs can be provided any day of the week as a club or one-off workshop.