A DIFFERENT KIND OF ELEMENT
"UnCommon's mission is to invest relationally, grow community and become a stakeholder"
STRATEGICPARTNERSHIPS
We believe in partnering with like-minded organizations, to effectively support the whole student.
COMMUNITYENGAGEMENT
UnCommon sees students as change agents that are essential in leading and orchestrating community development.

OUR PROGRAMS



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The UnCommon Mentorship Program provides a space to forge meaningful relationships. Girls and guys meet separtately, working their way through a seven-month personal development curriculum that touches on life skills, current events, and both personal and professional development. In addition, students maximize their learning and discover their leadership potential as they are trained and prepared to serve as student mentors in local elementary and middle schools.

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The UnCommon Leader Academy Program accommodates a select group of guys and girls. Our Leader Groups walk youth through a curated seven-week leader curriculum, designed to invest in participants’ leadership development. Each leader Academy cohort plans, coordinates, and execute three service-based projects before completing the program.

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UnCommon staff and students are aware of the social issues that exist in our communities. In an effort to make impact we facilitate youth and police dialogues, forums on sex trafficking awareness, racial justice, poverty, and homelessness. While exposure and awareness to these issues is important, Uncommon doesn’t just talk about the problems, we are at the forefront of addressing and practically improving the communities where these students live and relate.

ABOUT UNCOMMON


THE UNCOMMON TEAM

UnCommon would not exist without support of our dedicated staff: the UnCommon Team. Our team members are a multigenerational, multi-ethnic group of people who are committed to working with urban students, helping them develop their strengths and discover their inherent value. We do not consider ourselves “saviors” sent to help students. Instead, the UnCommon Team helps youth invest in their development so they can go on to improve the world. We communicate faith and trust in our participants by doing what we say, when we say it, every time. We also recognize that we can learn from others, and aim to listen and learn before we lead.

JOIN THE TEAM – APPLY TODAY

Please click the link and fill out the information on our “Get Involved” page