"The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit, and you reap a character. Sow a character, and you reap a destiny."
James Allen
It's been an interesting, challenging, and rewarding month and year.
We've sowed so much in the last two years as a Black lead and centered organization--with the support of our staff, co-conspirators, funders, community members, and believers in humanity. As a result, we've harvested so much more, including new partnerships, and the ability to support families in their transformative journey, we've hired an executive team and coordinators, and we've enrolled new strategies, new understanding, and new approaches. And we couldn't be more proud of ourselves and our community.
Hey My Beautiful People,

We are so excited about our weekend event--celebrating what we've sowed, harvested, and our community. Because of community, we've harvested about 10,000 lbs of food this summer, and it's still growing. We have an overabundance of food.

The Farley Center has been a godsend, allowing our program to grow and expand our support services through our Supporting Health Black Agriculture program. We're celebrating not only our agriculture program but also unheard-of milestones we've achieved as a new non-profit.

Milestones Include:

  1. This year we've distributed about 12 Million dollars in rental support
  2. We've supported more than 100 families in finding permanent housing after homelessness
  3. We've provided advocacy for more than 125 families
  4. We delivered over 4000 meals this year
  5. We've distributed more than 400 essential bags
  6. We ran six transformative workgroups in 8 months
  7. We hired a Director of Operations
  8. We also hired a Chief Officer of Development
  9. We launched our partnership with Thoreau Elementary providing Supporting Healthy Black Youth programming within the school, including fitness and tutoring.
  10. In addition to providing a Supporting Healthy Black Families workgroup to their parents (programming begins at Thoreau on 10/16/22).

We've done so much, and it's because of our relationships with co-conspirators, volunteers, government officials, and the community. A special shout-out is needed for our donors whom we don't acknowledge enough--which will change as we expand our capacity.

Join us this Saturday! Laugh with us, play with us, smile, and jam with us. Discover what community looks like in action!
Our 1st Annual Urban Harvest Festival seeks to recognize and celebrate the collective success of Urban Triage's staff, volunteers, co-conspirators, and supporters working cooperatively and collaboratively to transform our community. Because of partnership and collaboration, we've served over 12,000 people in the last two years. That's a huge accomplishment for a small Black lead organization made possible by the community. And we would like to celebrate with you!

Free food, gifts, aerialist, stinters, live jazz & R&B by Cigarette Break, DJ Pain 1 will be on the one's and two's, spoken word by Lature, Keena, Deep Thought, Rockka Lashawn, African drummers & dance, children activities by Madison Children Museum, face painting, hay, cotton candy and so much more. Be a part of history; join us this Saturday at the Farley Center located at 2299 Spring Rose Rd, Verona, WI 53593.

It's a farm; please dress accordingly.
Every hour, shuttle service will be offered from our Direct Hub at 2312 S Park St, Madison, WI 53713, to the Farley Center, where our farm is located. Sign-up is not necessary; show up. We'll be at Park St, 230PM, 330PM, 430PM, and 530PM. 5:30 PM will be the last shuttle to the farm.

Transportation back to 2312 S Park St from the farm will be at 4:30 PM, 5:30 PM, 715PM, and 8:30 PM.

The last shuttle will leave the farm at 8:30 PM.

NMotion Medical Transport is providing shuttle services for our event. Locally Black owned and operated--check them out for transportation needs.
Our Co-Conspirator Sponsor is UW Health. They made the largest donation of $10,000 to ensure our event took place. UW Health has consistently shown up for the work, and we appreciate them.
Thank you, American Family, for being a Support Sponsor! We appreciate your ongoing support of Urban Triage!
Shout out to Exact Science for being a Support Sponsor of our Urban Harvest Festival. We are grateful.
Big Ups to the City of Madison for being a Support Sponsor of our event! We appreciate you.
Thank you REAP Food Group for being a Friend Sponsor! We appreciate you!
Last week our 11th Cohort of Supporting Healthy Black Families ended. It was a transformative experience for all of us. Folks healed their inner child, re-focused on their businesses, and healed relationships with parents and children.

Powerful is an understatement for what we do and how we do it!

We are grateful and excited for the trajectory of our graduates. Are you interested in healing the parts of you that are unknown and keeping you from your highest, grandest self? Join our waitlist for our next cohort.
Did you know that Urban Triage offers Transformative Education, Equity, and Social Justice Consulting? We offer effective leadership strategies and training regarding deep diversity, equity, and social justice issues that are delivered in a series of sessions with time for application in between each period. Contact us today to further discuss your needs and our offerings in this regard.

Below are some of the areas of consulting offered by our organization:
Short- and Long-Term Training & consulting, Individual Coaching, Strategic Planning and, Mission Development and more!
Brandi Grayson to lead panel on the investor's role in...

Urban Triage founder and CEO Brandi Grayson will moderate a panel titled "The Investor Role In Community Oriented Solutions" on Monday, October 10, the first day of the Wisconsin Leadership Summit. Registration is open now at...

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Registration is open now at WisconsinLeadershipSummit.com.
We're looking to hire a Navigation Specialist to offer direct support to women who are vulnerable and in need of family planning resources. The Navigation Specialist will provide field-based case management services and system navigation support. Our goal is to promote positive health outcomes and reduce significant health disparities at the community level.
Apply today, and please share it among your networks!
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