About Us

The National Center for Urban Solutions (NCUS) has served the urban community for nearly 20 years, moving individuals mired in the negative impacts of urban poverty to socioeconomic self-sufficiency by equipping them to liberate themselves from all forms of institutional dependence.

The National Center for Urban Solutions was created to specifically address the expanding difficulties in communities all over the country.

From its humble beginnings as a community-based non-profit, The National Center for Urban Solutions has developed a national reputation for being the experts in the urban experience. We provide results orientated solutions that address the social ills emanating from blighted low income urban communities and that negatively impact the lives of people who live in them.   NCUS offers a broad spectrum of programs and services designed from an asset oriented assessment of urban communities; and delivered in ways that are culturally informed and aesthetically engaging. These (ways) increases information retention and the mastery of the skills needed for individuals to work towards socioeconomic self-sufficiency.

Our core competencies have been in the areas of education, employment, economic and workforce development through the NCUS Training & Employment Center.

By providing asset oriented, culturally informed training programs that target specific industry needs, we have been able to train thousands of urban youth and adults, equipping them to overcome the negative impacts emanating from blighted low income urban communities. The evidence is in our job placement and follow-up systems that have been able to foster a near 90% employment retention rate.

Our award winning program has been recognized locally by the city of Columbus, nationally by the White House under former Presidents Bill Clinton and George Bush, and by HUD as a best practice model. With such a rich and established background in both training and placement, many of our students have gone on to live rewarding lives that transcend the cycle of generational poverty and its eroding effect on family and community life.

Need solutions . . . need NCUS

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