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Black Lives Matter. Black Dreams Matter.

A message from our CEO, Eshauna Smith:

George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Ahmaud Arbery. There are so many names now – too many to list here –…

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Celebrating the Class of 2020

This weekend the country came together to celebrate the Class of 2020, who are marking the major milestone of high school graduation in a very…

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Youth

Dear Friends,

We hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy during this outbreak.

At Urban Alliance, we are on week six of taking our…

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Keeping Our Students Earning and Learning

Dear Friends,

Thank you so much for stepping up to support Urban Alliance students these past weeks. From donating to our emergency…

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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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