Urban Alliance Partnership Opportunity

Posted By: Alana White Education News ,

Urban Alliance is seeking property management companies to commit to hosting Chicago Public School (CPS) interns across Chicago for the 2022-2023 school year. The program intends to build a new model for finding and training diverse talent for careers in property management. Urban Alliance will provide CPS student with seven weeks of professional skills and literacy training, followed by training in leasing or maintenance and then facilitate a turnkey internship experience for CAA property management company partners. Employer partners make an investment of $18,000 to Urban Alliance, which funds the program, intern pay (approx. $9,500), and post program support for the interns and the employer partner. Interns earn competitive wages and raises, which are paid by Urban Alliance.

Program Overview

Interested partners should confirm their participation by August 31, 2022. The program training begins September and interns will begin work early in 2023.To learn more about partnerships in Chicago, please email Abiodun Durojaye Ed.D, Chicago Executive Director, at adurojaye@theurbanalliance.org 


Additional Information:

Recent Press (originally reported by the Chicago Tribune): Chicago Program Hopes to Interest Youth in Real Estate as a Career Before College

Hear from Partners and Interns:

  • Diversity & Opportunity in Property Management. This discussion shares how 21 real estate companies and grantmakers joined forces with Urban Alliance to build a new model for finding and training diverse talent for careers in property management and leasing. The conversation features: Elizabeth Lindsey (CEO, Urban Alliance), Ivan Barron (Executive Director, Pension Real Estate Association Foundation), David Gilbert (CEO and CIO, Clarion Partners), Josh Bernstein (CEO, Bernstein Management Corporation), Toby Bozzuto (CEO, Bozzuto), Kenneth Fishe (Talent Acquisition Advisor, Greystar), Dawnita Wilson (Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion, JBG Smith) and Urban Alliance Interns.