URBAN ED INC

Rating: 4.95 stars   22 reviews

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Location: 2041 Martin Luther King Jr Ave, SE Suite M-2 Washington DC 20020 USA

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
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EIN 52-2225018
202-610-2344
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

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.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Consistency; knowledge of the Instructors

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

professional and eager to learn

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand the labs; add instructors for simultaneous classes to serve more students.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

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.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the circumstances of folks in the DC commununity

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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11 people found this review helpful

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.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

my Professional career path has gone through major heights.

Ways to make it better...

I would have done this a little early on in life.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-6-01

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