Impact Urban America (IUA) is an entrepreneurial, belief based, socially responsible public benefit corporation with a heart, focus and commitment to impacting America’s urban communities.

IUA has successfully been providing services in all areas of Urban Housing Solutions, Life & Job Readiness, Employment Services, and Leadership & Mentoring Training for in excess of a decade. In 1992, Rosey Grier and Estean Lenyoun made a lifelong commitment to serving those living in the margins of society. American Neighborhood Enterprises was founded and the work of transforming the inner-cites and urban communities began. The necessity to equip individuals with practical tools to become self-sufficient contributors to society lead to the formation of Impact Urban America, Inc.

IUA leverages its “Relationship Capital” in bringing together some of America’s most innovative Urban Thought Leaders.


“Every day in our great Nation, outstanding individuals make a positive difference in their communities. I commend you for upholding this proud tradition. . . Your hard work and dedication enhance the quality of life for others and demonstrate the caring and generous spirit that makes our country strong.”

– George W. Bush 2001-2009 President of the U.S.

“As a new national model for faith-based social entrepreneurship, you have an important role in providing affordable housing, employment opportunities, job training and economic empowerment to numerous adults and youth living in our community…”

– Mayor Susan G. Golding

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