Our Mission

Our mission is to do our part in fulfilling Christ’s Great Commission on the North Side of Pittsburgh by following His model of holistic ministry by investing in the lives of at-risk children, youth, and their families in order to develop responsible followers of Christ.


Hope changes everything

Our vision and desire is to see lives holistically transformed in our community one person, one family, and one block at a time who, in turn, make a powerful impact locally and globally for Jesus Christ.


Global Responses


Graduation Rate


Last year, we reached 2,370 youth through our Education, Athletics, Options, and Performing Arts programs, as well as our annual Football Clinic.

Global Responses

In 2019, 750 youth responded to the Gospel or rededicated their lives to Jesus Christ at an Urban Impact program or event.


We served 42,000 meals to students and families that attended an Urban Impact program, in-school activity, or special event last year.

Graduation Rate

In the past 3 years, 100% of core Options students graduated from high school and 95% successfully launched into a post high school path.

Our Fouding

Changing hearts, changing lives.

The work of the ministry is only possible because of Urban Impact’s dedicated, faithful team members that serve on staff, including our founders, Pastor Ed and Tammy Glover.

Our Founding

Rev. Dr. Ed Glover founded Urban Impact in 1995, and two decades later, he is still committed to the mission of transforming lives with the Gospel on the North Side.

Our Staff

Get to know the team that works behind the scenes to make the mission and vision of Urban Impact a reality.


Check out the latest events and activities at Urban Impact.


In these months of global pandemic, UIF has quickly shifted its focus to serve students’ and families’ highest needs. We are calling to check-in, offering instruction and programming via online resources, delivering food, basic necessities, and school supplies via both drive-up and drop-off approaches, and have launched a new onsite program to support students during remote learning. 

Be part of the story

Your financial gift equips Urban Impact with the resources—including personnel, materials, supplies, and equipment—to fulfill our mission to bring the light of Christ to the North Side of Pittsburgh.