Urban Concern exists to help inner city youth overcome challenges and become a new generation of leaders for a community in need.
We aim to empower youth by providing a network of committed and caring mentors, resources to empower the whole family, and opportunities for educational excellence.
In 1998, Urban Concern founded Harambee Christian School in South Linden, which has grown from a single class of 15 kindergarten students to a high performing private school serving 140 students in grades K-8.
Staff and mentors continue to invest in our students upon graduation in an effort to help them thrive in high school, college, and into adulthood. Our ultimate vision is to see these students become a new generation of leaders and mentors, themselves, for inner city youth throughout Columbus and the world.