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Who We Serve

Urban Upbound serves public housing residents and other low-income New Yorkers to break cycles of poverty.

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Staff

Urban Upbound staff members consist of a diverse group of individuals all dedicated to our mission of breaking cycles of poverty in public housing neighborhoods. Our staff brings a variety of backgrounds and experience to the organization.

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Our History

Urban Upbound co-founders; Debra Ellen Glickstein and Bishop Mitchell Taylor founded Urban Upbound utilizing a grassroots community organizing approach, which now serves over 6,000 people each year.

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Board

The Urban Upbound Board of Directors is a distinguished group of leaders who are committed to social change and equal opportunity. Their leadership, knowledge and experience facilitate the sustainable growth of Urban Upbound. In addition, Urban Upbound has a Federal Credit Union Board and a Credit Union Advisory Board which focus on the sustainable growth of the Urban Upbound FCU.

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Partners

Urban Upbound’s partners include a diverse group of foundations, corporations and government supporters who all share the same commitment to fighting poverty. We also have the best group of individual donors in the nation!

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Financials

100% of donations go directly to Urban Upbound programs. Read our detailed financial statements and annual reports to see how every dollar is accounted.

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Careers

To effectively fight poverty in New York City, Urban Upbound requires a strong, mission-driven staff. Join the team. We’re hiring!

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FAQs

We do a lot of great work in our communities. I am sure you have more questions. Check out our FAQs.