Urban Impact is a non-profit organization working to break the cycle of poverty and build a cycle of hope in Seattle’s Rainier Valley. Urban Impact has been active in the neighborhood for over 25 years. For our 25th anniversary, we paused to hear stories of transformation from youth and adults who have been involved in our programs and have seen God work in their lives to bring healing and inspire service to others. We celebrate these stories of transformation because they show God’s heart for restoration — not for continued dependence — and we are excited to see God continue to work through the assets and strengths created as part of our neighborhood. As Urban Impact, we work toward God’s wholeness in all aspects of life — spiritually, socially, and materially — which is why our youth programs help students succeed in school as well as develop a positive identity in Christ, and why our fitness center ministers to people physically as well as encouraging them spiritually. We seek God’s holistic healing and power for our neighbors, and we look forward to what God will do in the next 25 years!