BENEFITING: Urban Impact
ORGANIZER: Urban Impact
EVENT DATE: May 05, 2013
Urban Impact Foundation wrote -
We are very excited to be an official Platinum Level Charity with the 2013 Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon! Your support of our campaign, whether through running or making a donation, will enable us to expand our reach to kids in need on the North Side of Pittsburgh.
TO SIGN UP TO RUN FOR URBAN IMPACT: Visit http://www.2013marathon.kintera.org. You can even make a donation there, and search for runners you know are running. NOTE: Please DO NOT click "SIGN UP" or "DONATE" on THIS page. You must visit the website just mentioned.
Urban Impact invests in the lives of at-risk children, youth & their families in order to develop productive & responsible members of society and the community. We build relationships with kids via programs in Athletics (basketball, soccer, baseball), Performing Arts (choirs – middle school/high school and children’s choir, dance, theater and classes in visual arts), Summer Day Camp and Options (helping kids “get on a bus” to their future). We identify mentors – either staff members or volunteers – to build these relationships. We celebrated 17 years of ministry this year.
In the early years, we were lucky to see 30-40% of the kids we serve graduate from high school. In the past 2 years, we are proud to say that of the kids who have been consistently involved in at least one of our programs, 95-97% of them graduate from high school. And of those graduates, 85% “get on a bus” to their future – via college, trade school, workforce, military or ministry!
Click here to learn more about Urban Impact
Click here to visit our charity profile page on CrowdRise
Click here to sign up with us.