We welcome our Karen and Karenni youth to
our village to reconnect with their culture, histories, and community
A community space to connect, heal, and launch
Starting in May 2019, The Urban Village opened the doors of its culturally relevant community space for community-led programs. With bamboo walls, artifacts, a mural, and art the Urban Village promote cultural heritage and preservation in its very being. Sharing this space and our resources with community-led programming gives these programs and their leaders fertile soil to grow, launching them beyond what they would have been able to accomplish without Village support.
How we share our space
We are sharing this space with Karen and Karenni communities. Here are some of the programs that The Urban Village has supported with its space.
SOFT TV, Asian Youth Outreach, and Youth in Action.
"Since August 2020, The Urban Village has been using its space and platform to empower Karen and Karenni artisans and entrepreneurs to sell their work. This online and physical marketplace promotes cultural preservation all while creating opportunity and revenue for it’s partners.
Here are some of the resources that we provide. Small business relief program, spreading important info and providing COVID-19 education.
"The Urban Village is a place where I can bring my kids and they will be reminded of our history and where we came from".
OUR VILLAGE IS YOUR HOME