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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Employment, Job Training, Youth Development - Business

Mission: Headquartered in Washington, DC, Urban Ed, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) corporation that provides employment focused education and workforce development opportunities to those most in need in urban neighborhoods. The mission of Urban Ed is to provide technology education, information and skill development to unemployed and underemployed youth and young adults. We use technology in creative ways to (1) help persons in need gain marketable workplace skills in the information technology field and (2) help the children of these families who are not scoring at proficient in school gain academic enrichments.

Geographic areas served: DC Metro Area

Programs: Career and workforce development program helps the unemployed and underemployed young adults gain competitive skills for high-demand occupations. We provide computer and help desk technician certification level training for entry-level tier 1 careers in it.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Ms Williams provides an environment that strengthens social qualities and Technical knowledge. Along with preparing the students with Technical knowledge, she emphasizes the importance of team work, confidence, and having social skills. Ms. Williams has a passion for the work that she does. She enjoys being in the community, providing an educational outlet for teens and young adults, and preparing them for a successful job opportunity. I have been in her class, and watch her professionalism, and patience she exerts with each student. Ms Williams provides the confidence, self-esteem and motivation that initially was not there in some students. To keep a program in existence, funding is often required; Ms. Williams works hard, seeking support, but she still has time to teach each class, and give one-on-one time with a student if required. I’ve witness students behavior change from day 1 of entering an Urban ED program, to the last week, eager to schedule their testing; and beginning their career. Ms. Williams is a sincere and knowledgeable person and I will always be a supporter of Urban Ed and its mission.

6

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been a network engineer/manager at Cisco for the past 12 years and I got involved with UrbanEd a little over 3 years ago. I have been a guest instructor many times and I am a very enthusiastic supporter. UrbanEd is a real world manifestation of "building the community". I have personally witnessed sutdents who may have had a tough break in life changed by their experience at UrbanEd. It cannot be overstated how impactful it is for UrbanEd to provide meaningful career and education opportunities to youth and young adults in the Washington, DC community. UrbanEd literally transforms lives by providing vision, hope and confidence in a very real way through the technical knowledge and certification that is imparted through their programs. Not only does UrbanEd provide the core education and "hands-on" training, but they also provide a vehicle to actually apply this on real customer engagements. This is a life-long lesson that can be applied over and over as these young adults pursue job/career opportunities. UrbanEd executes this model ideally and will continue to have my support going forward.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My experience with Urban Ed have help me by staying focus on my career path. I love working with Computers because of Urban Ed. Ms Roxanne Williams Teachings has made a big positive impact on my professional life choices. I still keep in touch with Ms Williams and other staff memebers as they continue to motivate, and educate others.