"It’s a different way of looking at the world," says Raeley Kenney Stevenson, whose own unique viewpoint is shaped in part by the contours of a camera lens. A photography student at The University of Alabama in Huntsville Raeley took the road less traveled and launched a professional photography business before graduation. And it's easy to understand why. To hear her tell it, seeing the world through a viewfinder helps bring the essence of her subjects into sharper focus. "It’s really exciting to summarize a person, or event, or a moment in one frame. It’s real—to watch this box and make sure everything is in its right place; to follow your instincts and then grab it, hold onto it, and know that you have it." www.raeleyart.com
The question behind
our impact stories
What brought you here?
The Urban Engine team loves this question.
We rarely hear the same answer twice.
After asking hundreds of people how they ended up at Urban Engine we began to realize the dynamic impact our work has on the communities we serve. So, we started to capture the stories of people in our networks and the unique ways our programs and resources have made a difference in their entrepreneurial journey. Thus, The Collective Ambition was born.
The Collective Ambition™ is Urban Engine’s central hub of impact stories. It is our collection of the notable people and ideas that inspire us to spark, fuel and ignite the next generation of visionaries through our community programming. You will find features of founders and their startup stories with a focus on how their professional developments make an impact in their local cities. Experience the waves of transformation these motivational influencers have stormed through their hard work.