The Urban Alliance (UA) seeks to empower under-resourced youth to aspire, work, and succeed through paid internships, formal training, and mentoring in its flagship paid high school internship program, started in 2008.
After participating in a six-week workforce and college readiness training classes, 50 high school seniors from 15 Baltimore City schools accepted into the program work 12 hours each week during the school year and 32 hours each week in the summer. In consultation with University of Baltimore teachers, the students develop college and/or career plans, and attend weekly classes to help them pursue these goals. The staff helps students prepare resumes and applications, and find jobs.
The Baltimore Women’s Giving Circle grant enabled Urban Alliance to help 50 low-income female students embark on a college or career path.