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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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A Life-Changing Opportunity

Exposure to new possibilities and expanded networks through paid internships can be life-changing for many of the students we serve.
Yesterday 13…

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Seth Goldman – Honest Tea Co-Founder and Beyond Meat Executive Chair – to Keynote Urban Alliance’s Annual Public Speaking Challenge

Seth Goldman, Honest Tea Co-Founder and TeaEO Emeritus and Beyond Meat Executive Chair, will serve as keynote speaker at Urban Alliance’s 2019…

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Partners Going Above and Beyond for UA Interns

Ask an Urban Alliance employee what they love most about working here and our students will always be top of the list. They are our north star and the…

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Detroit: Celebrating our 2018-2019 Interns of the Week

William Smith, Quicken Loans IT

Will has consistently demonstrated perseverance, respect, and integrity throughout workshop and at his internship.…

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Welcoming Our First Detroit Executive Director

A note from Eshauna Smith announcing our very first Detroit Executive Director, Sherri Davis Chisholm:

Dear Friends,

It is an exciting time…

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Different Pathways to Economic Self-Sufficiency

A note from Eshauna Smith on how we support all the different pathways our students take to reach economic self-sufficiency:

Dear Friends,

The…

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A Year of Growth and Gratitude

A holiday note from Eshauna Smith:

Dear Friends,

It has been a whirlwind year for Urban Alliance. From launching new partnerships with the Obama…

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