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We Build Local Economy WIth Peer Support Services and Coalition-Building

United And Guided is a 501c3 organization dedicated to developing  economic security and emotional wellness in traditionally underserved communities through education, service learning, and local ownership.


We recognize that underserved communities face large disparities in health, justice, literacy, and economic stability.  To address these issues, United And Guided envisions a social enterprise that delivers career coaching, restorative justice, mental health peer support, and community development services to serve traditionally marginalized youth and families.

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Conflict Mediation

United And Guided mediators facilitate conversation between two conflicting parties, and help negotiate solutions that are satisfactory for both sides.

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Restorative Justice

Looked at as an alternative to traditional legal justice, United And Guided helps offenders recognize the harm they have caused another, and encourages them to repair the harm, to the extent it is possible.

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Mental Health Peer Support

Recovery-Oriented, person-centered, relationship-focused, and trauma-informed approach to behavioral health in marginalized communities.

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Career Coaching

With the help of a career coach, you can create an actionable roadmap toward finding the job of your dreams and gain confidence in the process.

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Community Coalition-Building

A structured form of collaboration that encourages authentic partnerships, and helps multi-sector organizations develop sustainable and measurable strategies to address large social issues. 

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Neighborhood Outreach

Inspiring and motivating others to join us in the quest for Social Justice, Mental Health, and unity in the community!

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What Is Community Conflict Mediation?

Community mediation is a process in which trained, neutral volunteer mediators help participants communicate their concerns to each other, clarify options for resolution, and develop mutually acceptable solutions. Community mediation is voluntary, confidential, neutral, and less time-consuming than litigation and arbitration.  Our certified volunteer mediators help resolve interpersonal misunderstandings in several types of scenarios including:

Divorce And Marriage Problems

Student/Parent/Teacher Disputes

Misunderstandings Between Community Groups

Problems between Neighbors

Family Issues


Customers/Business Disagreements

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Collective Impact Consulting

For organizations who are ready to take a multi-sector, multi-cultural collaborative approach to attack large social issues that are byproducts of poverty such as, street violence, law enforcement injustice, and structural racism.

United And Guided uses a "Collective Impact" approach to address large social issues that affect our community.  We serve as the "Backbone Organization", helping you: 

1) establish a common agenda with your partner organizations, includes mission, vision, and values statements; 

2) establish long-term, authentic communication within your circle partners via social media, virtual engagement; personal connection; 

3) organize mutually-reinforcing activities among your circle to bring publicity and funding opportunities. to you and your partners; and

4) establish a shared metric for success in order to measure the social and economic impact of your collective activities.

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Our Creative Team

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Dupree Herndon

Board President / Certified Conflict Mediator

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Joseph Thomas

Board Vice President

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Vu Tran

Board Treasurer

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Joslyn Thompson

Board Member / Certified Conflict Mediator

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Sierra Duggan

Board Member / Certified Conflict Mediator

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Richard Johnson

Operations Director / Certified Conflict Mediator

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Imani Lucas, M.S.

Executive Director / Certified Conflict mediator