urban university: educate. employ. empower.

urban university is a nonprofit working to improve the socioeconomic status of impoverished individuals by providing employability training, coaching and employment opportunities. Over the past 20 years, we’ve successfully delivered workforce development training and coaching services to prepare more than 1,600 low-income individuals for successful entry into the workforce.

Today, we’re placing the issues of California’s struggling single moms on America’s radar screen.

We help low-income single moms build a greater future for themselves and their families.

We operate a resale store that provides education and on-the-job training to single moms.

Our programs help single moms build a greater future for themselves and their families.

Shop

We operate urban furniture & boutique in the heart of Oakland’s Grand / Lakeshore Business District.

Donate goods

We accept gently used furniture, home goods, and clothing for resale at our store. Donations are tax exempt.

Donate money

Your donation matters! Make a secure donation via PayPal or check for a good cause. Donations are tax exempt.

Volunteer

Join our team to help impoverished single moms build a greater future for themselves and their families.