Our Story Is Unique
There is Strength in Unity
Haile Selassie once said that “History teaches us that unity is strength, and cautions us to submerge and overcome our differences in the quest for common goals, to strive, with all our combined strength, for the path to true brotherhood and unity.” Our story begins in a small town in Southern New Jersey, with a mission to help children discover themselves through dance. In our small studios, we provide children with a place to express themselves without the fear of judgement, societal pressure, or failure. Through dance, our children have become active community members, with dreams larger than life. In today’s world, barriers such as financial exclusion and housing instability persist to keep children who are passionate about dance from having the ability to chase their dreams. In 2017, we founded Sports Administration Inc., to help tackle those barriers and provide young athletes in our community with a safe place to dance after school, on weekends, and in their spare time for free.
In 2019, Sports Administration merged with a small organization from Camden City, NJ, called Millennial Housing Foundation Inc., to provide LMI residents experiencing barriers to affordable housing, with a unique pathway to homeownership program. Our goal? To provide residents from all walks of life and diverse households with a safe, healthy, and affordable place to call home, and a direct path to homeownership so they can break through cycles of poverty and have access to equity in our community. In merging with MHF, Sports Administration became an organization that provided children with a safe place to dance and develop into their true sense of self, to an organization that now walked those same children through several stages in their lifetime. Our story persists to provide the same successful results – that when you invest in young lives, regardless of their background, you can change the outcome of their future and break cycles of generational poverty, recidivism, homelessness, and obesity. With Universal Initiatives, we carry young children through life, building successful futures and providing mentorship throughout their lifetime. Our initiatives give hope for a better future, with the support of several other organizations in our community and across the country, and with your help.
The Coronavirus Pandemic was an unprecedented moment in our global history – plunging our community and communities throughout the world into a public health crisis and economic recession by closing
As new life begins following the Coronavirus Pandemic in 2021, leaders from all backgrounds in our community are coming together to discuss the importance of providing access to affordable financial
The dance floor is one place I have never fallen. I’ve come close, but I have managed to win every fight that the ground picked with me. Take that, gravity.
Camden is a city of optimism about its future and potential growth – situated along the Delaware River across from Philadelphia, Camden has experienced both moments of vibrant growth and