Nashville is an emerging multi-ethnic city that is home to over 60,000 refugees. More than 100 different languages are spoken and if trends hold, by 2040, Nashville will be a majority minority city, meaning no one ethnic group will make up the majority. We believe that people currently on the fringes of society will be the future leaders of Nashville. We believe that education is a powerful lever that God uses to raise up leaders to do His work. Much like He did with Moses, Daniel, and Paul (all who were minorities in their city), God uses formative education to prepare individuals to lead and shape nations that were not their own. We see this happening in Nashville.
With this in mind, UrbanPromise Nashville is working to raise up the refugee youth of Nashville into Christian leaders who are passionate about restoring their communities and advancing the Kingdom of God. Our mission is to help refugee youth heal, learn and direct their own future for good. We fulfill this mission with our three-fold holistic approach, to reach a child, raise a leader, and restore community through our after school and summer camp programs for elementary school refugee students and our StreetLeader program for high school refugee students.