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Stories of leadership, farming, community etc.
January 2, 2018
Join us for Urban Roots’ 2018 MLK Weekend of Service!

Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love. – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. **We are just about full for […]

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October 11, 2017
Calling All 14-17 year olds: 2018 Farm Internship Applications Are Now Open!

For the 2018 Farm Internship Program, we’re going to be hiring our largest cohort of Youth Interns yet! Will you be one of them? If you are a young person who will 14 to 17 years old by February 24, 2018, or know of one, who would like to SERVE, LEARN, and EARN — we’d […]

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September 28, 2017
10 for 10

Urban Roots has given me the courage and confidence that I can make a change in this world. — Lolly, Second Year Youth Intern Dear friends, Because of you, over the past 10 years, 288 youth leaders have dug in on the farm, receiving $450,708 in youth stipends, and growing 288,601 pounds of fresh produce! […]

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September 26, 2017
We are looking for spring and summer Crew Leaders!

We are now accepting applications to join our Crew Leader Program for the spring and summer of 2018. Crew Leaders build their leadership and mentorship skills by working with high school aged youth interns on the Urban Roots farm and supporting them through regular feedback, facilitating workshops and activities, and leading farm tasks. Click here […]

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August 23, 2017
2016-2017 Impact Report

Because of our generous community, there is so much to celebrate about the 2016-2017 season that wrapped in July. It was one of continued growth for Urban Roots– we launched a new program, served more young leaders, and distributed the highest amount of youth stipends ever! None of this would be possible without you. This […]

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April 20, 2017
Behind the Scenes: Food and Leadership Fellowship

Nichole is a FLF alumna and currently is working as a Crew Leader for the High School Farm Internship Program! Here is a little on her experience being a part of the Food and Leadership Fellowship: What did you find most valuable about your experience with the Food and Leadership Fellowship? The Food and Leadership […]

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December 20, 2016
Leaps of Faith: Our Young Leaders Take Them All the Time

Dear friends, As some of you know, in 2016, I celebrated my personal 10 year anniversary in the Urban Roots family and I recently returned from a two-month sabbatical. I went to Asia for the first time, explored Japan for several weeks and Thailand for a little over a month. Needless to say, I was […]

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September 28, 2016
Give Monthly, Become a Rain Maker for Urban Roots

On the farm, we need rain to water in new seeds and sustain the crops. And the young people who work with us need care and support as they grow into the next generation of leaders! By making a monthly gift, you provide the nourishment Urban Roots needs year-round in this work to empower youth […]

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September 13, 2016
2015-2016 Impact Report: Your Impact, Our Gratitude

At Urban Roots, we start a new year every August, following the school year and the planting seasons. As we dig into a new beginning with another group of young people and new seeds and plants on the farm, we have to pause and reflect on all the amazing things that you helped us accomplish […]

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