The UIOW has developed an inclusive economic development framework that expands the ability of people, places, and businesses to contribute to equitable prosperity, so that all are able to thrive. Our work creates accessible opportunities for people to find jobs that increase their income and assets, and at the same time, it grows businesses and rebuilds neighborhood economies through integrated strategies that develops talents, districts, and businesses.
The UIOW Coalition prides itself on building communities and establishing relationships. We employ unique and practical ways to engage communities, by providing them the essential tools needed to revitalize under-served communities.
When it comes down to neighborhoods, it is our belief that we are the stewards of the places in which we live. Revitalization must and should come from within, which is why we believe in equipping residents and community members with the knowledge needed to build their own homes, and be proud doing it.
The UIOW strives to be the definition of Community revitalization by being a great steward over the place in which we live. It only takes one person to care, to pick up that one piece of trash, and to organize their neighbors to be the best they can be. Through the actions of one, we can bring the change to many.
The UIOW encourages personal and authentic relationships with those we call neighbors. Community Revitalization goes beyond building a beautiful community from just the outside, it builds upon the fabrics that creates a strong network of individuals, so that the most important part of community revitalization can begin.