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Youth Today: Monique Rizer is the New Executive Director of Urban Alliance’s Washington D.C. Region

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Monique Rizer is the New Executive Director of Urban Alliance’s Washington D.C. Region
By Nickolas…

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Strada Education Network Blog: Investing Early in the Workforce of the Future

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Investing Early in the Workforce of the Future
By Eshauna Smith
CEO, Urban…

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Las Vegas Sun: Building a better education in the post-recession world

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Building a better education in the post-recession world
By Ric Anderson 
While job prospects…

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Chicago Citizen: New Partnership Connects South Side High Schoolers with Professional Internships

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New Partnership Connects South Side High Schoolers with Professional Internships
By Katherine…

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Hyde Park Herald: Obama Foundation, Urban Alliance announce Obama Youth Jobs Corps

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Obama Foundation, Urban Alliance announce Obama Youth Jobs Corps
By AARON GETTINGER
The…

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HR Dive: Obama Foundation to train high schoolers for the workplace, with a focus on soft skills

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Obama Foundation to train high schoolers for the workplace, with a focus on soft skills

By Riia…

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The Hill: Obama Foundation announces new job training program for Chicago students

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Obama Foundation announces new job training program for Chicago students
By Morgan Gstalter
The Obama…

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Education Dive: Chicago high schools to participate in Obama Foundation-Urban Alliance 'workforce readiness' program

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Chicago high schools to participate in Obama Foundation-Urban Alliance ‘workforce readiness’…

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Education Week: Obama Foundation Launches Workforce-Training Program for Chicago Youth

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Obama Foundation Launches Workforce-Training Program for Chicago Youth
By Catherine…

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Hyde Park Herald: Obama Foundation and Urban Alliance launch Obama Youth Job Corps

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Obama Foundation and Urban Alliance launch Obama Youth Job Corps
By GABRIELLA…

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WLS Chicago: Obama Foundation, Urban Alliance expand job training program


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Obama Foundation, Urban Alliance expand job training program
By Leah Hope
CHICAGO (WLS) — On…

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Chronicle of Philanthropy: Nonprofit Leader Shares Her Life Story to Promote Jobs for Youths

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Nonprofit Leader Shares Her Life Story to Promote Jobs for Youths 
By Nicole…

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The Chronicle of Social Change: Trump Calls for More Workforce Development, Urban Alliance Makes Recommendations

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Trump Calls for More Workforce Development, Urban Alliance Makes Recommendations
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The 74: The Path of Opportunity, the Path of Despair: John King offers Urban Alliance a Tale of Two High Schools

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The Path of Opportunity, the Path of Despair: John King offers Urban Alliance a Tale of Two High Schools

By KATE…

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Medill News Service: Former Education Secretary pushes for more student help for life after high school

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Former education secretary pushes for more student help for life after high school
by Caroline Vakil |…

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NAF Commentary in Investor's Business Daily: How High Schoolers Can Boost American Business

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How High Schoolers Can Boost American Business
By JD HOYE, 1/22/2018

Employers are struggling…

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WMAR: Urban Alliance gets $160,000 grant for city youth financial education program

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Urban Alliance gets $160,000 grant for city youth financial education program
Cassie Carlisle, Nov 30,…

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Maryland Daily Record: Urban Alliance to help Baltimore youth with job training, life skills through $160K grant

The Maryland Daily Record ran a story about the $160,000 grant Urban Alliance received from the Citi Foundation and Prosperity Now as part of their…

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Prosperity Now Blog: Leveraging the Teachable Moments

Citi Foundation president Brandee McHale shared the logic behind their inaugural Pathways to Progress Youth Financial Capability Fund – for which…

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Meyer Foundation plugs UA investment in Washington Monthly

Our partner, the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, wrote about the impact of their investment in Urban Alliance’s High School Internship Program…

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MD Daily Record's Path to Excellence: For Nonprofits, Adapting to New Fundraising Strategies can be Key to Survival

Our Baltimore Executive Director Stephanie Amponsah shared some advice on nonprofit fundraising in the Maryland Daily Record’s November 2017 issue of…

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Eshauna Smith's article in Nonprofit Quarterly

We learned a lot during our six-year RCT study released this summer. Our CEO Eshauna Smith shared some advice and lessons learned in Nonprofit…

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Baltimore Times: Urban Alliance Baltimore helping to build bright futures

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Urban Alliance Baltimore helping to build bright futures

By Ursula V. Battle | 10/13/2017

Vernon…

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Strada Education Network Blog: Internship Program Yields Proven Results for Students, Employers

Our partners at Strada Education Network shared the the benefits of our program, along with our recent RCT results, in a blog post on their website.…

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Eshauna Smith op-ed in Medium: Take a chance on a high school intern — and you could change a life

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Take a chance on a high school intern — and you could change a life
By Eshauna Smith, CEO of Urban…

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Urban Institute's Urban Wire: Improving college and career readiness for boys and young men of color

Our partners at Urban Institute shared the results of the six-year, randomized controlled trial they conducted of our program’s impact in their Urban…

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Education Week: High School Internship Boosts College-Going for Boys of Color, Study Finds

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High School Internship Boosts College-Going for Boys of Color, Study Finds
By Sarah D. Sparks, August 29,…

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NoVA Executive Director pens op-ed in Alexandria Gazette Packet

Our Northern Virginia Executive Director Alessandra Colia penned an op-ed in this week’s edition of the Alexandria Gazette Packet. 

Here’s what…

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Astronomer Lucianne Walkowicz shouts out UA in Space.com interview

UA champion and astronomer Lucianne Walkowicz shared why she supports Urban Alliance in an interview with Space.com:

“My interaction with Urban…

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Huffington Post: Nonprofit Works With City Public Schools To Fix The Youth-To-Work Crisis In Chicago And Baltimore

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Nonprofit Works With City Public Schools To Fix The Youth-To-Work Crisis In Chicago And…

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Baltimore Sun op-ed: Baltimore could be a model for racial and economic equality

Dedrick Asante-Muhammad and Kylie Patterson of the Racial Wealth Divide Initiative at the Corporation for Enterprise Development write about their…

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WJLA: 10 DC Students Awarded Full Scholarships to George Washington University

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10 DC Students Awarded Full Scholarships to George Washington University
By Kristen Wright and…

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WUSA: 10 DC students surprised with full ride to George Washington University

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10 DC students surprised with full ride to George Washington University
By Michael Quander
March…

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AirbnbCitizen Blog: "Partnering with Urban Alliance to equip the next generation"

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“Airbnb is proud to announce we are partnering with Urban Alliance on the work they are doing to…

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Moneyball for Government features Urban Alliance

A new book, Moneyball for Government, encourages government at all levels to improve outcomes for children, their families and communities by…

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New York Times Features Urban Alliance

Giving Back to Teenagers

By ELIZABETH OLSON

JUNE 28, 2014

Nathaniel M. Cole, 27, is executive director of the Washington arm of the…

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UA Virginia Intern Speaks Out About Dream Act

Aida Villalta is a senior at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia. She has been an Urban Alliance Intern with the Arlington County Office of…

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CNN's Chicagoland Spotlights Urban Alliance

Urban Alliance on CNN Original Series: Chicagoland
The Urban Alliance visit from First Lady Michelle Obama was showcased in the season finale of the…

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CityLab: How to Get Disadvantaged Teenagers on a Career Track

The teen unemployment rate clocked in at 20.9 percent in March, according to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and it shows few…

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Elevation DC: Urban Alliance addresses circumstances that may prevent students from thriving in a professional environment

After graduation, Aysa Nixon, a senior at McKinley Technological high school, plans to attend beauty school while working to save money toward…

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The Zebra: Alexandria Renew Enterprises Welcomes Urban Alliance Intern

Alexandria Renew Enterprises is keeping its latest intern, Jenny Melara, hard at work. Jenny is a student at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria…

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Washington Business Journal: Urban Alliance Calls for Corporate Partners in Northern Virginia

Over its 16-year history, the Urban Alliance has placed some 11,000 low-income D.C., Chicago and Baltimore youth in paid internships and curriculum…

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Washingtonian of the Year

Veronica Nolan recognized for work in youth employment and development
Washington, D.C. (January 7, 2013)— The Washingtonian Magazine selected…

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Wells Fargo Highlights Urban Alliance

In cities across the country, Wells Fargo is partnering with charities and organizations that are making a real difference in their communities, and…

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Bittersweet features Urban Alliance

The Bittersweet Zine is a quarterly publication that identifies the critical social issues in the community and determines how professionals can…

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Urban Alliance Featured in Article "Cuts leave jobless young Washingtonians searching for summer options"

With fewer opportunities for young people to earn money this summer, city advocates are working to fill the gaps and trying to understand why the District hasn’t done more to promote alternatives for job-seekers left empty-handed.

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WBAL features Urban Alliance interns

Urban Alliance is proud to announce that two of our incoming interns were invited to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s press conference. Click for video.

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Urban Alliance Featured on Comcast Local Edition

Urban Alliance was recently featured on Comcast local edition. Click on the title to learn more and watch the video.

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Baltimore Intern Featured in Magazine

Urban Alliance Batlimore Intern Menelek Hendricks was featured in a Batlimore Industry Magazine for his recent testimony in front of the Baltimore City Council.

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Urban Alliance featured on News Channel 8

Urban Alliance was a featured segment on News Channel 8 on August 12 during Washington Business Tonight. Click for more information.

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Veronica Nolan featured in Washington Biz Journal

Urban Alliance Executive Director Veronica Nolan was featured in the July 24th edition of the Washington Biz Journal.

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Urban Alliance Executive Director Featured in Magazine

Veronica Nolan, Executive Director of Urban Alliance, is featured in Trinity Magazine’s Spring 2009 publication.

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Washington Post examines the economy's effect on Urban Alliance

The economy is hitting everyone hard–including Urban Alliance. We need your help! Become a job partner.

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