Urban Ed Inc

Rating: 4.95 stars   22 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Job Training

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
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 52-2225018
202-610-2344
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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

Through her generous spirit and technical expertise, Roxanne Williams has provided the DC community with a much needed organization, Urban Ed that focuses on extending educational opportunities for at-risk individuals, so that they can position themselves for both professional and personal success. Ms. Williams’ programs are comprehensive in that they provide both the technical skills for professional success and interpersonal dynamics for personal achievement. Both of these elements contributes to the overall success of the candidate and provides them with a fundamental understanding of the importance of “paying it forward” by giving back to your community. Ms. Williams is a dynamic leader of this organization and shoulders much responsibility in her efforts at educating and revitalizing the Anacostia community. I am very proud to be associated with this organization.

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

professional, intelligent, dedicated, community-minded individuals.

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5 people found this review helpful

I was introduced to UrbanEd by a friend who sits on the board. Once I found out that they are instrumental with under privileged young people in teaching them job skills by being creative using technology I knew I had to be a part of this organization. Each young person I have met that has gone through UrbanEd's program is either employed or seeking a higher education. It is rare you run across an organization with such a high success rate. I am a true believer in Urban Ed's Mission and I work diligently so that my community knows what this organization has to offer.

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

The thing I love the most about UrbanEd is the people. There enthusiasm is contagious.

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Urban Ed is a nonprofit that understands the importance of taking action to combat the growing rate of unskilled and unemployed youth and young adults in Washington, DC. I have volunteered and served on the board of directors for many years and remain committed to the mission and objectives of the organization. UrbanEd provides its students with a wide range of, not only IT training, but also provides career and leadership training to make their students very successful when they graduate from the Urban Ed program. But these programs need funding and the organization is very reliant on donations from individuals as well as corporations. Unfortunately, donations have been a struggle since the economy has slowed. Urban Ed needs to be able to purchase more updated hardware/software/books so they can expand their current certification training and give students a wider variety in the tech field. They also need additional funding to support hiring more instructors.

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

working alongside highly talented, organized, strategic, and committed individuals who want to see the organization continue to succeed. The second area is the students themselves. Watching them grow to greatness with improved self esteem is my reward!

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

well qualified and eager to support the organization and its students.

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

duplicate across the world and change the poverty level.

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7 people found this review helpful

I’ve been a board member at Urban Ed for over six years. During that time I have watched, listened and talked to students who have completed training programs at Urban Ed and moved on to better prospects. Each one of them has expressed gratitude to Urban Ed for improving their lives and providing them with education and accreditation in the information technology field that they ordinarily wouldn’t be able to afford. Urban Ed is a wonderful, essential non-profit providing an educational source to the community at no cost to them. I’m very proud to serve as a board member because of the work they've accomplished and the lives they’ve enriched.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the students who have completed Urban Ed's program.

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6 people found this review helpful

I have personally seen individual lives transformed through their experience with Urban Ed. The organization provides them with the skills and confidence they did not know they were capable of. Some graduates give back to Urban Ed, like a young man named Sterling, who after completing the A+ Certification training, is now Microsoft A+ certified and teaching the program to new participants. The business community – IT professionals, journalists, foundations, national nonprofit leaders and government agencies – are consistently impressed with the level of professionalism and the results that Urban Ed provides. The organization is making a real difference in the lives of District residents and the greater community.

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

It makes a tangible difference in transforming the lives of lower-income individuals and their families.

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9 people found this review helpful

I have known Urban Ed's founder, Roxanne Williams, professionally for more than 10 years. Urban Ed was born out of Roxanne's passion, commitment, and vision. A main thrust of the organization is to provide opportunities for youth to develop technology skills and experience to prepare them for meaningful employment. Unlike many other programs that aim to boost employability and fight poverty, Urban Ed empowers its students to truly earn a living wage. I have recently joined Urban Ed's board.

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

talking with Urban Ed students and seeing their enthusiasm about the program and their futures.

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

committed and knowledgeable.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

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2010-1-01

 
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