Urban Alliance cont.

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and has recently expanded to TC Williams in Alexandria and Wakefield in Arlington.  We have served over 1,500 youth since inception with over 80% proceeding to college or other post-secondary education.  In 2013 we expanded to TC Williams High School and are looking for businesses to sponsor interns.  We are currently working with 15 Alexandria employers and are planning to sign-on an additional 15-20 businesses for the 2014-15 school year.  In DC, more than 100 companies sponsor interns.  Interns are selected after a rigorous 5-week pre-work training program.    During the school year, each Urban Alliance intern works part-time with a job partner 12 hours/week and during the summer each intern works full-time Monday through Thursday. On Fridays, interns attend life skills training and college/post-high school planning workshops. After finishing the program, alumni have access to Urban Alliance Alumni Services for support and internships while in college.