Building Neighborhoods With Compassion and Collaboration

The Zulu word ubuntu (oooooh-boon-too) is a humanitarian philosophy that includes trust, respect, love, kindness, sharing, help, support, hospitality, empathy, generosity, gentleness, and toughness.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to partner with our neighbors and strengthen the local community. We collaborate and support the best experts in community building: compassionate neighbors such as yourself.

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Vision Statement

We see a future where anyone who wants to help their community and neighbors has a platform to easily do so. We see resources going where they are truly needed. We see resiliency in every neighborhood.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu described it best, 

"My humanity is caught up, is inextricably bound up, in what is yours."


  • Putting People First

  • Integrity

  • Equity & Inclusiveness

  • Growth & Learning

  • Strength & Leadership


  • → community-focused approach

  • → transparency, accountability, honesty and partnership

  • → problem solving with the community

  • → develop & execute informed plans to guide our actions and growth

  • → cultivate leaders & focus on policies, systems, structures, programs & strategies

Ubuntu Community Catalyst

Meet The Founding Team

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David Gibbs - Co-Founder

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"As a director, manager, leadership coach, facilitator, and equity guide for strategic initiatives, David has led and guided the development of highly effective coalitions - ensuring meaningful community engagement and impacts. His work with movement leaders spans national networks and agencies, regional collaboratives, and grassroots organizations throughout all US regions."

Mary Wilson - Co-Founder

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As a Community Architect, Mary is the tapestry in the community working to lift those unsung voices rarely heard. She is a promoter of the Asset-Based Community Development model. Engaging people, helping them grow, resulting in positive change, and building their leadership skills and connections, propelling them to achieve their vision.