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Urban Initiatives believes that providing Chicago youth with opportunities for success starts with unifying families, school communities, and neighborhoods of all types.

Our structured, incentive-based programs provide opportunities for kids to grow and learn, especially in academics, health, and leadership development. We start young and serve the needs of the whole child, from elementary school to high school and beyond.

Our approach is to:

  • Engage youth through team sports and play to build relationships that last through high school and beyond
  • Enlist support from diverse networks of families, schools, and community members
  • Evaluate our programs to ensure continual learning
  • Expand young people’s view of their world and ability to impact their community