COVID-19 Resources and Response
At Urban Alliance, the well-being of our students is always our top priority.
Our goal throughout the COVID-19 outbreak is to protect the health of our students while also keeping them on a pathway toward economic self-sufficiency.
All Urban Alliance students are unable to report to work in person – though some are able to continue working remotely – joining the millions facing harsh economic realities around the world during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Our students rely on their paychecks coming regularly:
- 80% of interns contribute to household expenses
- 91% of interns qualify for free or reduced-priced meals, and with schools closed, may not be receiving three meals a day
- Most interns also come from low-income communities, those hardest-hit by the spread of COVID-19.
We have launched a Student Support Fund to help Urban Alliance youth navigate this new reality. Please consider donating today to help our young people weather this storm.
Wherever possible, UA is providing remote work options and additional workforce development training opportunities for our interns, and supporting our alumni with a range of referrals and other services.