25 YEARS: FROM CRADLE TO Career
One Big Goal:
To break the cycle of poverty by sending every child in our neighborhood to college.
Mind, body, and heart. Holistic growth sets Urban Ventures apart.
A cradle-to-career pipeline of support for kids and their families.
We measure our progress and make adjustments to ensure success.
Milestones & HIGHLIGHTS:
A brief history: 25 years strong
celebrating remarkable outcomes
students enrolled in our summer program. 90% of post tests showed students successfully fought off the "summer slide" by maintaining or improving assessment scores in literacy and math.
of seniors in Urban Ventures Young Life, our high school mentoring program, graduated on time (compared to less than 57% for students of similar backgrounds).
Act Six Scholars are attending or have graduated from six partner schools on full-tuition, full-need leadership scholarships worth more than $25 million over four years.
2018 Outputs + Outcomes
a Look Inside: youth programs
youth served in 2018.
basketball and soccer teams used sports to build character.
music lessons and recording studio sessions.
Act Six scholarship recipients elected student body presidents.
a Look Inside: Family programs
households attended weekly programming as a family.
report UV helped change their family’s trajectory.
report they improved their parenting skills.
report spending more time reading to their kids.
a Look Inside: Community-building Initiatives
pounds of produce grown and distributed by 15 neighborhood youth through our urban farm.
households learned more about UV through our Family Fest and other outreach events.
households in our 25-block core area. All received information about UV and an invitation to join us.
nonprofit and community organizations with a cross-referral partnership.
Thank you for partnering with us
households, corporations, foundations, and churches donated in 2018.
volunteers served a record-setting 15,784 hours.
Urban Ventures Coffee Company partners.
Urban Ventures 25th Anniversary
1,215 lives changed.
On October 25, 900 friends, neighbors, and colleagues gathered with the goal of raising $1 million. You blew past our goal and unlocked an incredible 465 new openings in Urban Ventures' cradle-to-career pipeline. Additionally, this fully funds the 750 children already engaged in Urban Ventures programs.
Thank you for an incredible 25 years!
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