Urban Impact believes that poverty is about more than a lack of financial resources; it’s about broken relationships. Combatting poverty requires building healthy, relational communities. Our conviction is that the neighborhood church can cultivate this kind of rich community. UI developed the "Community Development Hub" model to promote outreach and partnerships among local church bodies. This model comes from the biblical description of a church where, “there were no poor among them.”
Each Community Development Hub works to identify the assets and needs of their particular community. Our present Community Development Church Hubs support schools, encourage stable families, develop leaders, launch business ventures, and organize communities to break cycles of poverty and build hope.