• 2007 - Dwayne Meeks founded Urban Colors Arts and Mentoring in an effort to educate and empower fathers and families in Denver and their life changed forever.
  • 2009 - Awarded Fatherhood Program of the year and Recognized by the Governor of Colorado for work in responsible fatherhood
  • 2011 - Awarded Outstanding Fatherhood Individual impact in the field fatherhood engagement 
  • 2013 - Awarded Couples of Excellence by the Fathers and Families Coalition of America in the area of healthy marriage and relationships 
  • 2017 - My Brothers Keeper Initiative Honoree
  • 2021- Unsung Hero Award; Dept. of Human Services 

our BOARD AND leadership team


More than 200 people volunteer for us each year and make the difference in the lives of thousands. Find out how to become our partner.



No need is too small and no voice is too quiet to be heard. We will devote the time and energy necessary to assess, educate, advocate , support and collaborate.


Board Members
Pearl Meeks, Board Chairman
Al Sherman, Marketing Director
Thomas Clinton, Legal Adviser 
Dave McConico, Treasurer 
Dr. Abayomi Meeks, Moyo Associates (Honorary Member)

Advisory Board
Judge Arthur L. Burnett Sr. President of the National African American Drug Policy Coalition 

Frank Malone, National President of 100 Fathers, Inc/ Commissioner of the D.C. Commission for Fathers, Men and Boys
James Rodriguez, CEO/ President Fathers and Families Coalition of America

Jeffrey M. Leving Ltd, Law Offices

Affiliate Organizations

Fathers and Families Coalition of America

National African American Drug Policy Coalition

​100 Fathers, Inc.

National De-Escalation Committee

​Black Men Vote United

Natl. Black Men Working Together,

Foundation History

Core principles we live by:

In 2007 Urban Colors Arts and Mentoring (UCAM) was launched. With national callings and international vocations in the future, the establishment gives aptitude communities struggling to secure that fathers add to the sound prosperity of their kids. 

Urban Colors Arts and Mentoring (UCAM) is a nationally recognized non-profit association attempting to encourage more grounded families and communities through the advancement of Fatherhood Engagement codes of behavior. Urban Colors is involved with the Fathers Rights Movement in the Midwest region and has gained national attention. Urban Colors lead their work collaboratively with organizations in Colorado and organizations nationally to recognize and advocate for social and authoritative changes that lead to solid mother and father contribution with children, in spite of the marital or economic status, from barriers to employment, imprisonment concerns, and housing obstacles to domestic violence behaviors. Urban Colors tackles long-standing issues to accomplish healthy long term outcomes for kids and their families and communities in which they live.


Our fatherhood outreach program in Denver has received national attention. Learn more about and other programs and services we provide.