Urban Alliance (UA) brought our flagship youth employment model – the High School Internship Program – to Detroit in fall 2018. This expansion was made possible through the support of key partners in the city, especially the Quicken Loans Family of Companies – our anchor employer in Detroit – as well as our long-time partner Bank of America and new partner The Skillman Foundation.
Our expansion to Detroit is grounded in our core mission: to provide meaningful, effective youth employment opportunities to as many young people who need them as we can. These young men and women are why we came to Detroit, and we feel privileged to serve them. UA Detroit launched with a pilot group of 40 students from Breithaupt Career Technical Center, Osborn High School, and Randolph Career Technical Center during the 2018-19 school year.
In Detroit, Urban Alliance is part of a strong network of schools, local government, nonprofits, businesses, and funders who both recognize the importance of youth employment and actively work to strengthen Detroit’s workforce development ecosystem. Urban Alliance works with the entire community to nurture and grow the potential of Detroit youth, and support the city’s continued prosperity.