At Urban Possibilities, we empower inner-city job seekers, who’ve survived life’s toughest circumstances, with tools to thrive. 72% of our graduates are employed or in school.
What you believe determines everything: your experiences, your choices, and your trajectory. But when you’ve faced challenges like our students, your belief in what’s possible can be trampled under overwhelming circumstances. Often all you see are the scars. Our curriculum helps change that. Empowerment tools fill the critical gap between hopelessness and a path to creating change. Empowerment tools moves students to action.
“I was a heroin user living in a graveyard. Homeless since I was 16, I believed I came from nothing, was nothing and would be nothing. But with every class, every performance, every experience, my belief system changed and I saw I had gifts to give the world.” – Michael W.
with social service agencies to support their missions and boost client outcomes. Our creative programs inspire clients to see beyond their current circumstances into a larger world of possibility – and act!
that self-worth is the cornerstone of achievement. We elevate self-image and provide tools to combat the psychological ravages of living through homelessness, incarceration, abuse, military trauma and more.
now as a time of opportunity. Although conditions like homelessness are on the rise, we believe there is a sea of untapped potential in our toughest communities just waiting to be set-free – and with each graduating class we prove it.
men and women living through life’s toughest conditions – who don’t give up. We see them as talented and heroic men and women. We honor their stories, celebrate their voices, and arm them with tools to turn pain into power and create change
We empower job seekers from Los Angeles’ toughest areas to take their rightful place as contributors in our communities.