Ujima Developers, LLC is a collaborative of real estate development professionals seeking to impact communities that have been historically under-invested and under-developed leading to blight, risks to public health and safety, poor educational outcomes, high levels of underemployment and experienced biases in housing and banking policies. We respect the resiliency of people even when their neighborhoods do not provide for their basic needs. We want to eradicate the link between quality of life and zip codes. Our social impact mission requires co-redesigning places (blocks, neighborhoods and communities) so that residents have opportunities for optimal life experiences.
Dr. Leon D. Caldwell, founder and managing partner, envisions Ujima Developers, LLC as an intervention point for health/wellness and economic mobility in communities. Our development concepts and approaches integrate social science data and the lived experiences of our team and partners to create interdependent living experiences where people are connected, have access to healthy lifestyles and opportunities to grow financially with skills and home ownership.
Ujima Developers, LLC Begins Developing STEAM(2)IE™ Workspaces, a Vacant Warehouse Turned Makerspace in West Philadelphia
Advancing economic mobility for historically marginalized residents by providing access to skill-building programming and equipment.
To create vibrant, thriving communities by promoting economic mobility, health and wellness through socially impactful real estate developments that offer profitable investment opportunities.
We envision equitable and just neighborhoods where everyone has an opportunity to thrive.
Ujima Developers supports co-design of neighborhoods to improve the quality of life of existing residents and create opportunities to attract new residents as a solution to building mixed income multi-generational communities. In addition, Ujima Developers uses our trademarked Braided Alignment Approach to guide holistic equitable development consulting services for a diverse set of stakeholders including: government, non-profit organizations, foundations, and developers who lack capacity to engage the community.
Community Transformation Partners, Inc is a non-profit community development corporation that curates strategies to thoughtfully engage residents in designing their desired neighborhood transformation by implementing programs to promote economic mobility and health/wellness. These strategies, initiatives and programs create access to economic opportunities and health promotion through activities that engage residents as transformation partners of their neighborhoods.
Ujima Developers is a community-centered social impact real estate investment and development company that invests in value-add and opportunity acquisition strategies. Ujima Developers’ model identifies and leverages a community’s human capital as assets in facilitating holistic equitable development of neighborhoods. We believe that investing in PEOPLE then PLACE will make PROGRESS toward sustainable healthy communities.
1262 N. 56th St. Philadelphia, PA 19131 | 6470 Dobbin Road, Suite B Columbia, MD 21045