Washington and Lee University


Urban Upbound, previously known as East River Development Alliance (ERDA)

Founded in 2004 as the East River Development Alliance (ERDA), Urban Upbound is an innovative nonprofit organization located in Long Island City, Queens (five minutes from Midtown) working to provide public housing residents with the tools and resources for self-sufficiency and economic mobility. Urban Upbound provides services in four integrated program areas: 1) Financial Education: Building Resident and Community Wealth; 2) Workforce Development: Expanding Access to Living Wage Jobs; 3) Youth Development: Making College Accessible; and, 4) Community Revitalization: Improving the Availability of Quality Goods and Services.


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