Urban Alliance empowers under-resourced youth to aspire, work, and succeed through paid internships, formal training, and mentoring.
Your support TODAY will help us meet our goal of $12,500, the cost of a year-long paid internship for one senior at TC Williams High School in Alexandria. Your gift will ensure that our Alexandria program is delivered successfully and, more importantly, that an additonal high school senior is provided an opportunity to gain valuable work experience, earn money for college, and transition there smoothly.
Created in 1996, Urban Alliance is the only year long employment program for under-resourced high school seniors in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Chicago, and Alexandria/Arlington offering a unique five component model. Our goal is to give youth access to professional growth and experiences. The program prepares students for a life of work and self-sufficiency through paid internships, formal training, mentoring, and case management. Since inception, Urban Alliance has served more than 1,500 youth and worked with more than 100 businesses in its High School Internship Program.
For more information: http://www.theurbanalliance.org/
For the most recently completed program year (school year 2014-2015):
- 100% of interns completing the Urban Alliance program graduated from high school.
- 95% of Urban Alliance seniors from the Class of 2015 were accepted to a two- or four-year college.
- 72% of freshman Urban Alliance alumni persisted to their second year of college.
- All Interns were eligible to receive up to $6,000 in wages during their ten-month internship, giving them a head start on saving for college or other post-high school plans.