Press Releases

Sunday, April 20, 2014
If you spend time at UrbanPromise Academy it is not long before you hear someone point the school motto, “engaging knowledge, transforming lives.” It addresses this idea that when people know about a...
Thursday, February 27, 2014
CAMDEN, N.J. – Inspired by the popular music video for Pharrell Williams’ Oscar-nominated song "Happy,” staffers and volunteers from 12 local nonprofits will be featured in their own music video to...
Monday, February 03, 2014
CAMDEN, N.J., -- This month, after conducting Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) questionnaires with 31 teens in its StreetLeader program, UrbanPromise (UP) discovered that 42% had more than 4 ACEs,...
Monday, February 03, 2014
  CAMDEN, N.J., -- On Saturday morning, 10 teens will wake up early to visit the Abigail House for Nursing and Rehabilitation. As part of the UrbanPromise “StreetLeader” teen employment initiative,...
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
View artwork Bauhaus Gallery, 788 Haddon Avenue in Collingswood will host the opening of “Finding Voices”; an exhibit of original art created by young women in grades 10-12 at UrbanPromise Academy...
Monday, November 18, 2013
View Urban BoatWorks photos.  Available to use by request. » In an old shipyard building on Broadway in Camden, middle schoolers gather to learn a unique trade in the city: boat building. Completely...
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
“What they provide for us is measurable in terms of dollars, but immeasurable in what it means to our organization, “said Jodina Hicks, Executive Director of UrbanPromise.  “Our Annual Banquet is an...
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Thirty first through 8th grade students will head to Johnson’s Corner Farm in Medford tomorrow October 16, 2013 from 2-5 pm, and for many it will be their first time to visit a pumpkin patch and see...
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
CAMDEN, N.J., October 9, 2013 -- UrbanPromise salutes the Rt. Rev. George E. Councell, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey, on the occasion of his retirement after 10 years of service to...
Monday, September 23, 2013
Jillian Moyer, 17, is a typical but busy high school senior; a varsity cheerleader, member of Souderton’s High’s orchestra and the Future Business Leaders of America.  But this summer, she took the...

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