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ABOUT
URBAN BRIDGE

We empower future leaders through mentorship, education and entrepreneurship

to promote healthy communities.

OUR APPROACH.

Dedicated to improving the quality of life in the communities served by empowering future leaders through mentorship, education, and entrepreneurship programs,  Urban Bridge is a community development organization that exists to bridge the poverty gap in traditionally under-represented communities.

 

Mentorship is just the start of the future impact with our youth.

 

Our holistic approach - mentorship and beyond - is focused on the future as well as the individual and his or her challenges today. Through our work bridges of hope are created for youth throughout our community.

HISTORY.

Urban Bridge was founded in 2015 by 3 community leaders and passionate change-makers - Marcus Jackson, Vernon Deas, and James Jackson. These men had a committed desire to improve the quality of life in the communities served through education, exposure, empowerment and economic development. Almost four years after incorporating as a nonprofit, they received funding to enable Marcus to focus full-time on realizing the dreams birthed years before. 

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MODEL.

Urban Bridge developed a two-part model to maximize growth and sustainability in under-represented communities. In partnership with our partners, investors and supporters, we provide a suite of services ranging from seed funding to community advocacy and capacity building to create lasting social and economic change. 

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ADVOCACY & COMMUNITY CAPACITY BUILDING

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP & IMPACT INVESTING

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ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

LEADERSHIP.

PARTNERS.

Special thanks to our partners and sponsors who help make the work of Urban Bridge possible. 

Hobby Lobby
Women of Taste
The Groovemeant Community