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Join the Heal America Tour

As we look out across our nation’s landscape today, there is a growing concern about the crisis that seems to be ever-growing. At the same time, we believe that there is also a reservoir of hope that runs deep within the people that make our cities, states and nation great! It is because of that hope that we are convening The Heal America Tour, which will travel to various cities with one mission in mind, to revive hope and bring healing to our nation.

In the Community

Learn about
the 3-I Model

The 3-I Model is a strategic approach to penetrate Urban Culture at its depth to affect real and sustainable change.

The Movement

Violence Interruptors

The Dallas Violence Interrupter Partnership hit the street September 5th in an effort to prevent disruption of neighborhoods.

The program was a recommendation of Mayor Eric Johnson’s Safer Communities Task Force in January as one of four approaches the city could take to reduce the high rate of violent crime in the city aside from the work of police.  The initiative is powered by Urban Specialists.

“We believe that those who are closest to the problem are most prepared to handle it. We have individuals who have graduated – what we call the OGU Movement — those who have graduated from the process and those who have an innate knowledge of the issues,” Jahwar said.

Go Deeper

Guiding Principles

Guiding Principles
The Support Team

Transparency

Be accountable by operating so the effort and actions taken are clearly visible and easy to follow. Communicate openly. Living a principled life requires practice

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Guiding Principles
The Support Team

Culture

Be a Culturalist. Understand Urban Culture and stay relevant. Be a positive agent of change and influence. Translate the Urban experience to outsiders and visitors.

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Guiding Principles
The Support Team

Integrity

Work with integrity and tenaciously follow activities through to completion. Always strive for excellence. Practice good stewardship over resources and time. Promises and commitments are

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