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Quicken Loans Donates Laptops to UA Detroit Students Working Remotely During COVID-19 Outbreak

In a very short period of time, daily life has radically changed for millions of people around the world. Mass social distancing has created a new…

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Supporting Urban Alliance Youth During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Dear Friends,
These days, it feels as though we’re all watching the world change by the minute as we respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. Since our…

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Urban Alliance Response to COVID-19

Dear Friends,

At Urban Alliance, the well-being of our students is always our top priority. We are closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 in…

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Webinar: "Bridging the Opportunity Gap: The Link Between Soft Skills, Social Capital, and Networks"

On Feb. 5, Urban Alliance and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation co-hosted a webinar examining how closely tied social capital really is to…

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"The Sunlight of Opportunity"

A message from our CEO Eshauna Smith for Martin Luther King Jr. Day (originally posted on LinkedIn):

In 1967, the great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.…

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The Gift of Hope

A note from our CEO, Eshauna Smith, looking back on 2019:

Dear Friends,

Over the past few months, I’ve had the opportunity to hear from several…

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Building the Next Generation of Talent in Montgomery County

“The work of upskilling our workforce and educating people is more important for everyone … and it says a lot about what kind of county we’re going…

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Access to Employment is a Fundamental Racial Justice Issue

A note from Urban Alliance CEO Eshauna Smith about the reality behind our work:

Dear Friends,

With an unemployment rate at recent lows not seen…

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Urban Alliance Detroit Celebrates First Annual Public Speaking Challenge

DETROIT, MI – Urban Alliance Detroit closed out its inaugural year serving youth in the city with the first annual Public Speaking Challenge, where…

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Honest Tea Co-Founder Seth Goldman Helps DC-Area Youth Celebrate Graduation from Urban Alliance High School Internship Program


WASHINGTON, DC – Over 160 local youth shared what they’ve learned and how they’ve grown as participants in Urban Alliance’s flagship…

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