11th Apr, 2017

Rolling on the ‘Rail-to-River’

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More mobility options and open space are coming to South L.A.! We recently participated in community input meetings for Metro's planned Rail-to-River project. This will transform defunct train tracks into a 7-mile long path for walking, biking, art spaces and other programming. We are excited to contribute to more options [...]

31st Jan, 2017

#ImpactChamps in the Community: African American Family Day 2016

By | January 31st, 2017|Community outreach, Community service, Inspiration, Leadership, Nonprofit, Social impact, Uncategorized|Comments Off on #ImpactChamps in the Community: African American Family Day 2016

On Saturday, October 29, 2016, Geena Agbangnin, URG Associate and Outreach Champion, participated as a Social Media Coordinator volunteer for African American Family Day! Check out her reflections on the event! African American Family Day (AAFD) 2016 was an awesome day of fun, food and information, held at Hamilton High [...]

13th Dec, 2016

Are You Listening?: Stakeholder Engagement

By | December 13th, 2016|Organizational Leadership, Social impact, strategy|Comments Off on Are You Listening?: Stakeholder Engagement

Public comment. Community townhall. Customer satisfaction survey. Advisory council. Focus group. Stakeholder meeting. Employee talk back. ‘Coffee with the Chancellor’. Suggestion box. They go by many names, but all of these activities have a common intention at the core: Listening. Listening involves taking the time and effort to pause in [...]

13th Aug, 2016

Celebrating Innovation in Planning

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This summer, Urban Rising Group was honored to sponsor the annual Planning Awards Gala for the American Planning Association Los Angeles Section held at the Colburn School in Downtown Los Angeles. Every year, event brings together private, public and community-based planners to recognize innovative and transformative planning and initiatives in [...]

25th Jun, 2016

Turning the Page: New Sights for Second Half of 2016

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Today is June 30th. In the blink of an eye, the first half of 2016 is: Done! Besides marking the first week of summer, the end of June is an important marker to assess the progress made toward your goals. Many of us set goals at the beginning of the [...]

27th May, 2016

Are You Consistent?

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  Consistent action is what separates champions from also-rans. To accomplish any goal you must discipline yourself to take deliberate and strategic action daily.    

11th May, 2016

A Legacy of Business & Impact: Walker’s Legacy Day for National Small Business Week!

By | May 11th, 2016|Business advice, Business events, Empowerment, Global business, Leadership, Marketing, Networking, Social impact, strategy, Women, Women entrepreneurs|Comments Off on A Legacy of Business & Impact: Walker’s Legacy Day for National Small Business Week!

On Thursday, May 5th, I had the privilege of being a featured speaker at Walker’s Legacy Day, an event commemorating National Small Business Week (May 2-7). Walker’s Legacy is a global women in business collective founded to establish networks of empowerment and access for women of color in business. The organization is named in honor of legendary African-American female entrepreneur and first woman self-made millionaire, Madam C.J. Walker. […]

9th May, 2016

In Favor of Fearlessness

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As an entrepreneur and leader, I've chosen to kick fear to the curb. Is it easy? No. Is it essential? Absolutely! What heights can you achieve if you choose to push past fear and embrace your destiny or live your passion?!  Take a cue from accomplished author, executive and singing [...]

19th Apr, 2016

#StayWoke: Environmental Scanning & Your Organization Strategy

By | April 19th, 2016|Business advice, Business insights, Marketing, Organizational Leadership, Social impact, strategy|Comments Off on #StayWoke: Environmental Scanning & Your Organization Strategy

The Movement for Black Lives aims to achieve social and racial justice in the face of what many consider to be excessive policing in people of color communities and a lack of redress in incidents of police misconduct. The Movement has grown from protests in response to officer-involved shooting incidents [...]

1st Apr, 2016

Glass Half-Full: Asset-Based Inspiration

By | April 1st, 2016|strategy|Comments Off on Glass Half-Full: Asset-Based Inspiration

Sometimes individual or organizational challenges can make us feel like we do not have enough resources to accomplish what we intend to. During these moments, you can overlook the relationships, resources and possibilities at your fingertips. As we enter the second quarter of 2016, I challenge you to adopt an [...]