New Partner Alert!
Urban Arts is proud to announce Google, our newest corporate partner! Google is committed to systemic educational change and has specifically invested in Urban Arts’ expansion into rural and urban areas in North Carolina, Texas, Nebraska and Georgia. Their investment allows us to roll out our Game On AP Computer Science curriculum in high schools through Professional Development and in-classroom support for educators as well as mentoring opportunities for students.
Be an Opportunity Architect
At Urban Arts we generate real maneuverability with urgency and respect. We ask for your support as we grow a very specific and very real opportunity for our students from low-income communities.
We’re growing our Alumni Workforce Development Initiative, a program that allows our alumni to support themselves as they go to college. We employ former students from our intensive programming as Teaching Assistants, to teach the next generation.
This does a few things. It incorporates pre-professional training, allows a work schedule that works for classes, generates a resume building-block, reinforces what they know, puts money in pockets, promoting autonomy, shows new cohorts what’s possible.
Reach out to Genevieve King to learn more at email@example.com or donate below!
Welcome New Board Members!
Carlton Charles is SVP, Treasury and Risk Management at Hearst, as well as a member of the Hearst Board of Directors. Carlton also leads the company’s supplier diversity activities, which is Hearst’s effort to further diversify its roster of vendor partners. He is deeply committed to providing opportunities for Black and brown youth to develop both entrepreneurial and STEM skills to ensure a diverse and equitable future economy.
Rika Lisslö, VP of Americas Development Team at Hyatt, has broad-based expertise and a proven track record of success in development, leasing, capital markets, investments, sales, brand building, luxury retail and entertainment. Rika believes passionately in public education access. As a parent of children who attended NYC public schools, she is acutely aware of the differences in how students may be served.
Second Annual NBC Pitchfest
The 2nd Annual NBCUniversal Pitchfest invited Urban Arts students to 30 Rock to craft persuasive elevator pitches for mock TV shows. Pitches spanned genres from mystery to action to horror. The “Pitch Shuffle” encouraged students to move to the music to find new partners to pitch their idea. Workplace skills like concepting, translating an idea into a pitch, public speaking and marketing your work are incredibly useful tools for students to practice. Thanks to Hilary Smith, Jessica Clancy, Samantha Cammarata, and our Board Member Kimberly King for granting exposure and access to the world of work.
Show your Support Because Potential is Sweet!
Consider donating this New Year at potentialissweet, changing the future for students from low-income communities.