About Us

Employing Youth. Inspiring Excellence.

Catalyzing young people to aspire, work and succeed.

Urban Alliance partners with businesses to empower under-resourced youth to aspire, work and succeed through paid internships, formal training and mentorship.

Our goal is to give youth access to opportunity for professional growth and experiences.


Theory of Change

Urban Alliance serves economically disadvantaged students on the verge of graduating high school, but are at high risk of not connecting to further education or meaningful work. 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 that lead 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.


Core Values

All of our work is done through the lens of our 5 core values:

  • Students First
  • Take Care of Each Other
  • Follow Through
  • Open & Direct Communication
  • Dedicated to Mission