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 4,000 young people on a path to economic success.
We're launching a new program with the Obama Foundation to bring increased economic opportunity to young people on Chicago's South Side.
We lay out 8 youth employment recommendations to encourage schools, policymakers, philanthropists, and businesses to invest in youth workforce development.
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 senior at Bowie State University majoring in Accounting. “I looked at the program as more than a job,” William said. “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 4,000 Students in Professional Internships and Trained More than 18,000 in Workforce Skills