A FEW WORDS FROM BRUCE
Bruce Main: Founder & President of UrbanPromise
Thirty years ago the vision and mission of UrbanPromise was conceived in a dusty church basement in East Camden, NJ. A small group of college-age missionaries created a summer camp for neighborhood children--providing a safe, loving, fun, and creative place for local youth to escape dangerous city streets.
Since 1988, the UrbanPromise model has been replicated in other cities in North America including Vancouver (British Columbia), Toronto (Ontario), and Wilmington (Delaware). In 2003, the model was replicated in Malawi, Africa when William Nyasulu established YouthCare.
In 2008 UrbanPromise International was established to formalize this replication process and provide the supports necessary for the model to be used in other communities.