Urban Alliance was invited to bring our High School Internship Program to Chicago in 2012, serving 71 students from just seven high schools that first year. Urban Alliance also offers professional development workshops to schools and nonprofit organizations to bring critical soft skills training to even more Chicago youth. Since 2012, we have helped to provide over 780 young people from underserved communities in the city with internships and training, and another 935 young people with training alone. The program currently partners with 36 high schools and 76 businesses in the city.
In 2018, Urban Alliance partnered with the Obama Foundation to launch the Obama Youth Jobs Corps to increase access to economic opportunity for high school students in some of the most under-resourced communities in Chicago. Through workforce readiness training and early, meaningful work experience at businesses throughout the city, OYJC will give students the skills, experience, and exposure needed to succeed.
To learn more about our Chicago program, please contact a member of our team.