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Established in 1998, urban university (uu) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that was founded to address service gaps affecting individuals transitioning from welfare to work. Our mission is to improve the socio-economic status of impoverished adults by providing employability training, individualized coaching and transitional employment focused on building soft skills and professional development competencies. uu has served more than 1,600 individuals who are trying to reintegrate into today's challenging workforce: single parents transitioning from public assistance, emancipated foster care adults, at-risk youth, ex-offenders, recently-discharged veterans and displaced workers. Over the past eighteen years, uu has played a critical role in addressing the needs of disadvantaged members of the Bay Area's workforce and bridging them with opportunities for long-term sustainability including education and employment through our network of community and business partnerships.
Established in 1998, since our inception, urban university has focused on the central issues many of our community based partners struggle with every day: helping socio-economically disadvantaged adults enter, survive and thrive in today's labor force.
uu has served more than 1,700 individuals across the continuum to include single parents transitioning from public assistance, emancipated foster care adults, at-risk-youth, recently discharged veterans and displaced workers.
Today, we operate urban furniture & boutique, a social enterprise used as a platform to employ and empower single mothers transitioning from public assistance. Located in the Grand/Lakeshore business district, our stores offer quality reuse furniture and clothing.