At Ujamaa Place we try our best to help African American men we serve navigate through the obstacles of everyday life. But to be honest, it is difficult. We serve men, that for the most part have never fully participated in society and who live in a daily survival mode. The staff and participants at Ujamaa Place are the only family they know.
Your investment is not only a financial investment, but a gift of love. For the men who we serve, have never experienced what you and I take for granted, love and support. We ask that you not only think of our men during Give to the Max Day but during the entire year.
Ujamaa Place's programming is made available at no cost to participants. Our program demands mutual accountability between coaches and participants. It helps men develop the skills necessary to be successful individuals, fathers, employees and citizens.
Ujamaa Place is not a holding place, but a place of new beginnings and transformation. Ujamaa Men are enrolled in job training programs while holding jobs and this allows them to secure high skill jobs with benefits.
The Ujamaa Men live in a world that has written them off and removed any hope from their reach. At Ujamaa Place we fight daily to challenge the systemic beliefs of a culture that has been marginalized. Your contribution is the foundation to change the narrative.