About Urban Legacy Foundation Ltd

Our Mission

To Build Black Wealth!

There are so many social issues to address. The black wealth crisis is the most unaddressed social issue in America, even among those fighting racism.

We leverage skilling, entrepreneurship and ownership to increase wealth generating activities. A lack of wealth is the root cause of so many racial issues. We are excited to see how increasing black wealth improves black life.

Who We Are

We are a collective of social entrepreneurs who recognize the impact of the black wealth crisis as the root cause of various racial issues.

Some of our founders are in the technology space, social activism, entertainment, advertising and a number of other industries. Some are even students who are educated on these issues. We come from a diversity of racial, ethnic and geographic backgrounds, but we all agree that Urban Legacy will remain dedicated to reversing the black economic crisis.

Actions speak louder than words. We are doer’s who execute on proposals instead of rhetoric. We will improve black life by starving racism to death.¬†

What We Do

We provide Skilling, foster Entrepreneurship, and facilitate all forms of Property Ownership. This means providing training courses, creating opportunities for black entrepreneurs to grow, and facilitate the exchange of information to propel people on their journey to secure more property. These are wealth generating activities.

We launched in February 2020, a month before the pandemic. In Summer 2020, we partnered with the STEM Alliance of Larchmont-Mamaroneck to provide their Girls Do Tech program for black girls to learn how to use the WIX platform. In summer 2021, we partnered with Edgemont Robotics to provide a Black Hackers Camp to learn how to program Raspberry Pi microcomputers.

We are always looking to partner with more philanthropists, corporations, school districts and municipalities to provide year round programming.

Please contact us if you are interested in working with Urban Legacy or participating in our programming.

Why Specifically Black?

We specifically target the black community for economic advancement because the black community has been the most intricately targeted for economic exploitation and exclusion, even by other marginalized groups.

For example, home ownership is currently the #1 mothed of transferring intergenerational wealth. Just as much as the Federal Housing Administration facilitated “redlining” to exclude black people from buying suburban homes for generations, we will work for generations to promote black home ownership until we achieve parity. There are a plethora of other examples we will work to counteract.

We do not discriminate. People of all demographics can participate in our programming. Just understand that we train and speak from the perspective of the black experience, and we will not deviate. Intersectionality waters down the black experience in every other arena. Our mission will not be diluted.

What Next?

Contact us at info@urbanlegacy.org so we can add you to our mailing list. For Fall/Winter 2021, we will release a number of online and in-person events, training courses and projects. If you are interested in participating in these, supporting them, or promoting them, we will gladly accept your assistants in every way.

In August of 2021, we received our 501C3 status from the Internal Revenue Service. This puts us in position to create a number of programs, scale them to serve larger populations, and build an ecosystem of partners who benefit from increasing black wealth. We’re excited to have you join us on our journey to overcome racism and build black wealth.

Scrolling down this page and watching some of our events will give you an excellent idea of who we are and how we think. While we prepare our nonprofit to scale with 501C3 status and build our website to further reflect our work, please scroll down and watch a few of our videos. Our YouTube page will help you understand who we are, what we do and how we think. Thank you for your interest in Urban Legacy!

Urban Legacy Founders

Shane Osinloye

Shane Osinloye

President & Executive Director

In summer 2019, Mr. Osinloye turned a venting session about  entrepreneurship stress into a nonprofit dedicated to black excellence. His data and solution driven approach comes from his research experience and his startup consulting firm, singularityhq.com.

Brandon Smith

Brandon Smith

Treasurer & Operations Director

Mr. Smith propelled the vision of Urban Legacy into a reality. Now, he’s bringing his tech industry contacts from his network engineering startup ourtil.com. to build programs that create market opportunity for black youth.

Shivi Jain

Shivi Jain

Technology Director

Shivi Jain is the youngest executive to take advantage of our Founders Program, and she hadn’t even left high school yet! Ms. Jain established our partnership with Edgemont Robotics (recently renamed “Pondr”) for an incredibly successful summer camp that spun off into our robotics program.

Asia Lyn-Cook

Asia Lyn-Cook

Communications Director

Asia is a spectacular addition to our leadership from our Founders Program, and she hit the ground running! Her first independent project was forging our partnership with St. Johns University’s Office of Equity & Inclusion, the first invoiced relationship between Urban Legacy and a partner organization. We need 100 more of her on our team!

Contact Urban Legacy!