UrbanLife Youth & Family Center

Featuring Art Direction by Kekoa (2019)
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“Welcome to ‘What Comes Next.'” – Shawana Myhre, UrbanLife Mentors

For the second consecutive year, Clorox sponsored Thrive Collective to beautify a youth arts and mentoring space — this time in Oakland!

On June 15th, we celebrated the grand opening of the UrbanLife Youth and Family Center with our partners UrbanLife Mentors and Clorox. “Next” is just the beginning! Thank you Lamorinda Construction, Truckie Customs, World Impact, Bay Community Fellowship, Camer1, Illuminaries, Kekoa, Demorea Evans, Pastor Bernard Emmerson, Pastor Curtis Flemming, Javier Reyes, Tommy Nixon, UYWI, and the entire Lower Bottoms neighborhood for welcoming us with open arms.

Photos by Josh Edelson for Clorox / EdelsonPhotography.com

UrbanLife Grand Opening


URBANLIFE Mentors calls young people to a higher standard for life, and roots them as indigenous leaders in their communities. Since 2010, ULM has matured from a grassroots group of East Oakland youth into a city-wide mentoring movement. ULM nurtures leadership development through community and family engagement, social action, education supports, artistic expression, and holistic faith formation. In 2019, ULM secured space in the Lower Bottoms neighborhood of West Oakland to renovate and launch the new URBANLIFE Youth & Family Center to facilitate after school and summer arts and mentoring programs.


Clean is the beginning for so many – whether it’s a local laundry day, a natural disaster clean up, transforming a home or rehabilitating an animal shelter. What comes next is clean clothes for families in need. A bright and refreshed home for those who might have faced damage from a storm or are just getting back on their feet. Or the enjoyment of adopting a pet from a clean and healthy environment.

To continue their purpose initiative, Clorox announced the next phase of their Clean Transforms program — What Comes Next Project in 2018. Under this initiative, Clorox has partnered with organizations and individuals across the nation who are doing projects, big and small, in their communities that embody the transformative power of clean. To learn more about the What Comes Next Project, please visit whatcomesnextproject.com.

Project Updates

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Project Details

UrbanLife Youth & Family Center
Art Director: Kekoa
Featuring Camer1 and Tim from Illuminaries

• Renovation of community arts and mentoring space, including construction, cleanup, decor, custom furnishings, and commissioned artwork
• 1,500'
• Sponsored by Clorox, Lamorinda Construction, Camer1, Bay Community Fellowship, World Impact, I Heart Custom Shirts

  • Community Center
  • Community Mural
  • Exterior
  • High School
  • Middle School
  • Private Collection

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