Stories

Stephon Walker, Chicago 2017

A DeVry University Success Story - "People are always here to help me."

Like many young people, Stephon Walker approached his senior year of high school with a mix of excitement and uncertainty. For him, graduation would…  Read More

Elisabethe Ocon Calderon, Chicago 2013

In 2012, Elisabethe Calderon made a decision that transformed her senior year of high school and shaped her plans for the future. She attended an…  Read More

DigitasLBi

When DigitasLBi decided to partner with Urban Alliance in 2012, it wanted to drive the company’s passion for supporting the growth and community in which their Chicago office was located in.

However, it quickly realized that partnering with Urban Alliance also fostered an internal culture of inclusion, and helped DigitasLBi hire a diverse workforce that brought in new, fresh perspectives allowing them to better serve their clients.   Read More

Makiah Watson, Chicago 2018

“Because of Urban Alliance, I suddenly believed that I really could do anything in this world. This internship has been both a joy and a learning experience.”  Read More

Jasmine Love - Chicago 2019

Jasmine Love was excited for her first professional experience with Urban Alliance. “I’m from the South Side of Chicago,” she said. “When you…  Read More

Obama Youth Jobs Corps

A Life-Changing Opportunity

“Part of the goal of this program is to expose you to what’s possible…Everybody here has already shown extraordinary talent and initiative. All of you all are focused in a way that I can’t say I necessarily was when I was your age. So you guys are already ahead of the game…Part of what we want you guys to all feel is the confidence to know that none of this stuff is beyond your capacities. We want you to feel that in your gut, that there is nothing you can’t figure out. And so if this program helped anything, it is for you guys to figure out that.” – President Barack Obama  Read More

Reina Huguley, Chicago 2021

For 2021 Kenwood Academy graduate Reina Huguley, becoming an Urban Alliance intern meant more time to concentrate on her schooling. “I was…  Read More