News & Events
You are cordially invited to Beacon of Light: our 20th Anniversary fundraiser and celebration of Mothers on May 6th, 2018 at the Sierra Club in Downtown Oakland.
On April 3rd, 2018 we launched The Beacon of Light, our new photo documentary book project in collaboration with Photographer, Amir Saadiq.
Thanks to our customers and supporters, we successfully raised $11,410 for the wages to hire a new single mother (with matching funds from Alameda County AC Hire funds).
Earlier this year, President Barack Obama announced the launch of the Promise Zones initiative, an effort to strengthen the federal government’s relationship with local leaders and to increase access to the resources and expertise necessary to improve mobility and economic opportunity for high-poverty communities.
Watch the video from our urban university Enterprise – 5 Year Celebration.
Watch the video from the urban university Indiegogo Campaign 2014.
The first detailed look at attendance in Oakland schools shows a deep racial divide between students in class and habitual no-shows, a pattern reflected in grades, test scores and graduation rates.
Up to 15 community colleges could start offering a bachelor’s degree next year under a bill working its way through the state Assembly.
“Our nation’s public assistance programs do a lot to mitigate hardship and support employment.
“Under subsidized jobs programs, the government reimburses employers for some or all of an employee’s wages, subject to specific conditions.
One of urban university’s highlighted training collaborations includes the PowerPathway Program for Veterans, a workforce development initiative developed by Growth Sector.
2013 Oakland Youth-Friendly Business Award Since 2009, uu has provided internships to more than 40 youth from East and West Oakland neighborhoods, in collaboration with the Oakland Youth Employment Program.
Tracey Weaver has built on a lifetime of hardship to assist other single mothers in overcoming similar challenges.