WE ARE CHALLENGING THE WAY THE COMMUNITY TACKLES HOMELESSNESS
ABOUT NOBLE UPRISING
WE BELIEVE EVERY PERSON DESERVES THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE AN IMPACT
No one person can solve the problems of homelessness alone. Our vision is a society where every human being has the opportunity to be successful citizens. Rather than being content with the status quo, we invest in nobly spirited change makers in our community.
Founded by Lumnwi Audrey Awasom in 2018, Noble Uprising empowers women in shelters with job readiness skills training and sustainable job opportunities that enable them to be successful in the job market. Audrey and two other students founded The One Heart Project, a Noble Uprising MVP project, during sophomore year in college when they noticed the number of homeless individuals on the streets increase overtime. The One Heart Project was successfully able to positively impact over 50 women experiencing homelessness in Montgomery Avenue Women's Center.
During this project, they partnered with organizations like Athleta and Launch Workplaces to provide resources to women in the shelter. The Office of Senator Chris Van Hollen awarded the project with a congressional citation and the Walmart Foundation sponsored the project. Through the success of the One Heart Project, Noble Uprising was created to ensure continued positive impact for women experiencing homelessness in the community.
TO DATE, WE HAVE PROVIDED CARE PACKAGES TO OVER 500 HOMELESS WOMEN THOUGH OUR “WeCare” CAMPAIGN
Noble Uprising CEO and Founder, Lumnwi Audrey Awasom’s pursuit for serving others began when she founded Noble Uprising as a college student. She is a recent Marketing major and Technology Entrepreneurship minor graduate at the University of Maryland’s Robert H Smith School of Business. As a Smith student, Audrey sat on the Dean’s Student Advisory Council and is now the Chair of the mentoring committee on the Montgomery College Board of Governors. Audrey is also a youth empowerment public speaker and has had many publications written about her work as a servant leader. . Audrey is also the CEO of a nonprofit organization called Noble Uprising that empowers homeless women in Maryland with career readiness training and employment. She started her company as a student here at UMD.
When we first began, our goal was to create an organization that equips individuals experiencing homelessness with skills that enable them to acquire secure employment. Through our partners, we are able to do just that. Our partners share our belief in the importance of uplifting and empowering women in our community through sustainable job opportunities. Our partners are community champions that see real people, real skills and real employees in our clients.