We always strive to perfect and improve the program since its inception in 2007, so we decided to invite all past and present URMAP participants to attend a Design Charette on Saturday, April 26, 2011. Our focus was to get the participants involved and find out what ideas they have to enhance the success of URMAP. We received plenty of feedback and information from the participants and other supporting volunteers for the
betterment of the program. State Rep. Adam Brown was also in attendance and showed his support by eagerly participating and providing his input and ideas as well.
In addition to all the feedback given by the attendees, all participants were able to speak on their own personal successes that URMAP has provided to them. We are proud to announce that all but 1 of our participants involved on Saturday are gainfully employed! This was also a perfect opportunity for our 2007 participants to meet with our current participants and share their experiences with each other as well as get to know one another on a personal level.
URMAP staff is ready and eager to implement these new ideas into our next class session. Our philosophy at URMAP is to use the ideas of staff, as well as our current and past participants, to refine the URMAP program.
We look forward to the continual transformation of lives and communities with the use of the URMAP program!