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. More than twenty two thousand individuals in the central region of Maryland are homeless. These individuals lack access to basic goods and services—from housing to education and the freedom to participate in the economy. We are here to change that. 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, 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 Pilot 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.
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.
WHAT WE DO
WE EDUCATE OUR CLIENTS
We educate our clients by focusing our curriculum on required skills and qualifications that our partners look for in employees. We build our clients with the skills, determination and moral imagination to challenge their circumstances.
WE EQUIP OUR CLIENTS
We equip our clients with personalized and interactive workshops that develop their skills. We close the gap between opportunity and employment by connecting our clients with employers who are committed to providing them with secure jobs.
WE EMPOWER OUR CLIENTS
We empower our clients with tools, networks, technical assistance and strategic guidance needed to succeed in their jobs and daily life. We provide these individuals with the knowledge and support system to unlock their full potential.