Curriculum Outreach

Career development in the community

Urban Alliance’s Curriculum Outreach Program was created to serve youth who are unable to participate in our traditional High School Internship Program but would still benefit from early workforce readiness training. Through curriculum outreach, Urban Alliance trains young people ages 14-24, both in-school and disconnected from either school or work. The disconnected population we serve includes youth transitioning from juvenile detention to youth working toward a GED and self-sufficiency. These job and life skills training workshops have been delivered to more than 18,000 youth throughout Washington, DC; Baltimore, MD; Chicago, IL; Northern Virginia; and Detroit. Since 2011, our Curriculum Outreach Program has grown to reach over 2,500 youth each year.

The Urban Alliance Curriculum is…

  • Engaging and learner-focused. Workshops are research-based and developmentally appropriate for high school students.
  • Robust. The full catalog comprises over 100 workshops on topics including social and emotional learning, workforce preparedness, communication skills, financial capabilities, time management, goal setting, and more.
  • Flexible and multimodal. Workshops can be deployed in 45- or 90-minute lessons, either virtually or in person.
  • Adaptable. Curriculum can be adapted to meet the needs and context of the partnering organization.
Option 1: Urban Alliance Staff Facilitation

Urban Alliance’s highly skilled facilitators will deliver the workshop(s) to your audience. This service is available in person in our home regions, and virtually elsewhere. Urban Alliance provides all learner-facing materials. The partnering organization provides space and supports with participant management. 

Option 2: Train the Trainer

Urban Alliance will train facilitators at the partnering organization to deliver the workshop(s) to your audience. This service is available in person in our home regions, and virtually elsewhere. Urban Alliance provides soft copies of the curriculum and training materials and licenses the curriculum for use by the partnering organization to its participants after the training is complete. 

The Urban Alliance curriculum is not available for purchase outside of the delivery options outlined above.

For more information about Urban Alliance’s Curriculum Outreach Program, please contact Katie Graul, Director of Workforce Initiatives, at kgraul@theurbanalliance.org.