About Us

Employing Youth. Inspiring Excellence.

Catalyzing young people to aspire, work, and succeed.

Urban Alliance is a national youth development nonprofit that provides economically-disadvantaged young people with access to the exposure, opportunity, support, and training needed to prepare them for lifelong economic self-sufficiency.

Urban Alliance’s core program matches underserved high school seniors with paid, professional internships, job skills training, one-on-one mentoring, and ongoing post-program support to expand their idea of what is possible for their future.

Theory of Change

Urban Alliance serves high school youth from under-resourced communities who are at risk of disconnecting from pathways to economic self-sufficiency and lack the skills, experience, and networks needed for success. We use professional or “soft” skills training, access and exposure to direct work experience, and meaningful adult relationships to help young people connect to pathways leading to self-sufficiency. We’re adding significant value, not only to the youth we serve, but also to the businesses with which we partner.  Learn more.

Students First

All of our work is guided by the principle that our students come first — always.