We’re building tomorrow’s workforce
Urban Alliance empowers under-resourced youth to aspire, work, and succeed through paid internships, formal training and mentorship. We’ve worked with over 500 businesses to put 3,000 young people on a path to economic success.
Urban Alliance provides high school students with a work experience that builds their pathway to self-sufficiency
Corporate partners can offer youth real-world experiences to set them up for future success in college, the job market and beyond by supporting our research tested high school internship program.
William is now an employee at his high school internship site, Wells Fargo, and a junior at Bowie State State University majoring in Accounting. “I looked at the program as more than a job. It was an opportunity to better myself.”
Interview with Karen Pallansch, CEO, and Johnnie Wallace, Environmental Health and Safety Manager
“If you are on company or nonprofit boards, if you work for an organization that doesn’t have Urban Alliance interns, please talk up this amazing and impactful intern program or ask your organization to provide internships or resources to Urban Alliance.” Read More
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We've Placed Over 3,000 Students in Professional Internships and Trained More than 15,000 in Workforce Skills
Record number of schools participating in Urban Alliance Chicago’s 2017-18 High School Internship Program
CHICAGO, IL. – Urban Alliance Chicago is launching its 2017-18 High School Internship Program for underserved youth today with a record number of…
6-year study finds positive impact of Urban Alliance program on college attendance, skill retention among underserved youth
WASHINGTON, D.C. – An independent, six-year, randomized controlled trial measuring Urban Alliance’s long-term impact on underserved youth who…
Urban Alliance successfully concludes first year of Fairfax County pilot program for high school juniors
ALEXANDRIA, VA – Urban Alliance’s pilot program to provide year-long job-skills training for Fairfax County juniors from underserved communities…