Urban Alliance Receives Historic $10 Million Investment

Transformative award from MacKenzie Scott will expand Urban Alliance's reach to connect more young people to paid internships, workforce training, and career pathways.

Tech Training Partnership with Bank of America and NPower

Urban Alliance launches new $4.2 million partnership with Bank of America and NPower to provide tech training and a tech internship pathway to young adults.

We're Building Tomorrow's Workforce

Urban Alliance is building a diverse next-generation workforce by providing job skills training, mentoring, and paid internships to high school youth.

Highlights
25th Anniversary Celebration

Highlights

Urban Alliance reflects on the past 25 years of achievements, milestones, hundreds of stories, and extraordinary moments from the more than 6,000 students connected to paid internships across the Greater Washington, DC area, Baltimore, Chicago, and Detroit regions.   

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Denardo Worthy, DC 2019
Program Spotlights

Denardo Worthy, DC 2019

“Urban Alliance meant another family for me,” said Denardo. “There’s a lot of people out there that don’t have [any]one to look up to,” Denardo said, but Urban Alliance “gives you a paid internship, it gives you a mentor, someone to look up to, talk to, or just someone there to be there for you … It helps me feel not alone. It helps me feel that that no matter what somebody is always watching me, rooting for me, shouting for me.”

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Obama Youth Jobs Corps
A Life-changing Opportunity

Obama Youth Jobs Corps

“Part of the goal of this program is to expose you to what’s possible…Everybody here has already shown extraordinary talent and initiative. All of you all are focused in a way that I can’t say I necessarily was when I was your age. So you guys are already ahead of the game…Part of what we want you guys to all feel is the confidence to know that none of this stuff is beyond your capacities. We want you to feel that in your gut, that there is nothing you can’t figure out. And so if this program helped anything, it is for you guys to figure out that.” – President Barack Obama

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Connecting youth to economic opportunity

Where We Are Making an Impact

Baltimore

Since 2008, we have over 2,000 young people to paid opportunities and experiences.

Where We Are Making an Impact

Chicago

Urban Alliance partners with Chicago Public Schools, law firms, financial institutions, tech firms, and more to provide Chicago youth with their first work experience.

Where We Are Making an Impact

Detroit

Urban Alliance (UA) brought our flagship youth employment model – the High School Internship Program – to Detroit in fall 2018.

Where We Are Making an Impact

Greater DC

Government agencies, nonprofits, law firms, banks, and more partner with Urban Alliance to develop today’s high schoolers into tomorrow’s industry leaders.

Hire an intern. Change a life.

In partnership with over 200 employers, we level the playing field for young people in the workforce by equipping them with the tools to overcome the systemic barriers that prevent equal access to economic opportunity.