The B.A.U.A will come alongside our young people to ADD VALUE to Young Professionals by equipping and empowering them with the necessary tools and resources to help them maximize their potential and compete in the marketplace.
If you are a Young Professional (Millennial or Generation X) with talent, determination and compassion for your community…get connected today.
Urban Businesses vary in size and scope and are seeking to innovate and penetrate new markets locally and globally. Through the power of cooperative economics, we understand the importance of working together. Whether it is networking, securing capital, competing for contracts or learning how to write a business plan, we are here to support one another to help you thrive. We are indeed Better Together.
For low-income and urban students, education is the key to success for upward mobility. Although Education is important, Educational equity within Urban communities is just as important. We believe Educational Equity is achieved when all students no matter their socio-economic background receive the resources, opportunities, training, skills, and knowledge they need to succeed in the marketplace.
The BAUDA is committed to bringing Fair Equity in Education. This will only be achieved when parents, students, and community stakeholders work together to help bridge the education gap in the Bay Area and Silicon Valley.
In Urban Communities throughout America, people of color particularly low-income African Americans are less like to have a primary care provider and higher rates of chronic pre-existing conditions (i.e. diabetes, heart disease, asthma, and HIV). These types of differences are often referred to as inequities or disparities. Unfortunately, these inequities are often linked to the complicated history of racism, classism, sexism, ageism and other forms of oppression.
The BAUDA aims to achieve health equity by working in collaboration with health care organizations, communities and individuals to accelerate the elimination of inequities in health care access, treatment, and outcomes in Urban Communities throughout the Bay Area.
In the Bay Area, we see rent increasing every year as wages remain the same. People who live in Urban Communities are working two to three jobs just to keep a roof over their head. According to the Bay Area Equity Atlas, 54% of households of color in Urban Communities are gentrifying or at risk of gentrification. As a consequence, people of color face displacement and homelessness as the cost of living increases throughout the region. Having a roof over your head is a fundamental right in America.
The BAUDA also believes that generational wealth is connected to homeownership. As an organization we will partner with HUD and other local agencies to provide financial education and coaching from housing counselors to help people prepare to purchase a home for their family.
In partnership with companies in the Bay Area, Silicon Valley as well as labor movement organizations like the ATU (Amalgamated Transit Union), our goal at the BAUDA is to promote and expand access to quality employment opportunities for residents who live in Urban Communities. At the BAUDA we believe in diversity and inclusion in the marketplace. Our workforce development strategy will require partnership with parents, students, high schools, colleges, clergy as well as the local Chamber of Commerce with training and job placement
In his letter written from a Birmingham Jail, Dr. Martin Luther King mentioned that “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”. As an organization we believe that every person living in Urban Communities deserves fairness with Equal Protection under the Law. The BAUDA is committed to working with the Criminal Justice System, Civic Leaders and Clergy to provide awareness and intervention that will help reduce the number of minorities impacted by the justice system as well as police brutality.