About Us

The Urban Action Network (UAct) spurs revitalization in Springfield’s urban core by advancing and supporting community and economic development strategies and initiatives. UAct is the primary initiative of the Smith/Stocks-Smith Family Foundation, a tax-exempt 501(c)3 private operating foundation. Sheila Stocks-Smith is the Managing Trustee of the Foundation and President of UAct with full responsibility to direct the day-to-day operations of the Foundation and its initiatives. Trustees include Lawrence J. Smith, M.D., Sheila Stocks-Smith, Justin Stocks-Smith and Lauren Stocks-Smith. Trustees have full discretion over Foundation activities.

Partners & Supporters

UAct works with many individuals and organizations in the Springfield community. Below are just a few of our many valued partners for change. Click on the name of each of the partners to discover more about their involvement in a UAct Initiative. Thank you to “its just me” Graphics for in-kind UAct logo design assistance.