Achieving Higher Graduation & College Attendance Rates
Developing Greater Interest in Education and Broad-based Learning
Improving Academic Grades and Test Scores
Influencing Students to Become Leaders Within Their Communities

Our Role & Impact

Becoming a better you

Uplifting the standard of learning.

Urban Capital Partners is a San Antonio-based 501(c)3 organization that was established as a life skills development organization to engage and encourage young people living in the urban core. To fundamentally improve the communities we serve, our organization established an inner city youth development system to deliberately influence a change in thoughts and attitudes by specifically targeting education, family support, leadership, and health.

Mission

 

The mission of Urban Capital Partners is to establish people and place-based strategies that uplift the standard of learning and living in inner city communities.

Our Social Impact is based on the following values:

  • Community Excellence
  • Academic Innovation
  • Service Integrity
  • Cultural Accountability

Values

Our Programs

The strong, effective link that connects our system beneficiaries to improved service quality and reach is delivered continuously through our three community-based programs: Becoming A Better You, Renaissance Youth, and Community Revitalization.

Our Programs

Becoming a Better YOU

After School Enrichment

This learning-based after school program aims to improve the academic & social development and performance of at-risk students by leveraging the sports platform as the attractor.

Program Outcomes

Our program focuses on children in communities that have been classified as “at risk for academic failure” based on family income, abnormal behavior, and poor school performance.

Short Term

Greater interest in education and broad-based learning

Intermediate

Improved academic grades and test scores

Long Term

Higher graduation & college attendance rates, and becoming a contributing member to their community.

Our Programs

Renaissance Youth​

Student of the Month

Each month Urban Capital Partners will spotlight a student in one of our programs. An individual could be recognized for their achievements in the classroom, community, or in extracurricular activities.

Student of the Month: Talaysia Jones

Talaysia Jones, Ms.Gwendolyn Clay (Site Coordinator)

All About Talaysia Jones

Age: 8 years old
Hometown: San Antonio, TX
Siblings: 1 Sister
School: M. L. King Academy
Grade: 3rd
Birthday: May 29, 2009
Favorite Subject: Reading
Hobbies: Dancing
Favorite Snack: Takis
Favorite Color: Orange
Favorite Book: Dark Diaries
Favorite Sport: Volleyball
Favorite Song: “I’ll Rise Up”
Favorite Animal: Monkey
Career Goal: Doctor

Our Programs

Community Revitalization Program

Mission:

To identify and address physical, economic, and social problems that exist within the communities we serve.

Objectives:

  • Develop and provide improvement strategies to support the renovation of outdoor sports courts/facilities.
  • Identify land opportunities for establishing sustainable community gardens.
  • Improve blighted areas through landscaping projects and public art displays.

Become a Stakeholder

Becoming An Investor

Building a stronger community together.

We realize that nothing great can occur without the help of others, and it would truly benefit our community to have you as the next investor into our organization. Getting real financial commitments at the grassroots level is the epitome of Urban Capital Partners. As a strategic partner, your name will be displayed on our website (regardless of your donation level) and you will also receive updates on how your contribution is making a difference. Just as we are looking to educate, equip, and empower the young minds that participate in our programs, we want to publicly share with others how we maintain our existence – through your generous financial investment and support.

Get Involved

Volunteer With Us

Make a Difference

You can make a difference in our community. Our organization encourages the participation of volunteers who not only support our values and mission but also believe our children deserve a chance at a brighter future.

Intern with Us

Download the Student Internship Application below:

Urban Captial Partners Internship Application Form

In order to be considered for an internship, you must submit a signed and completed application form along with a cover letter and your resume. All application items must be submitted as a complete package. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

After you’ve filled out and signed the application, click to fill out the form below and upload your signed documents.

Careers

Employment

Work with us

Urban Capital Partners is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to staff diversity. Our programs, services, and staff positions are funded by contributions from individuals and corporations, and by private foundation and public grants. Learn more about our career opportunities and apply now.

Employment Opportunities

All continued employment is dependent upon the organization’s ability to maintain appropriate and adequate funding levels. All program positions are subject to the final approval of funding resources and of the Board of Directors.

Apply for a Lead Instructor or Site Coordinator position at one of the schools we service. Job descriptions below.

Lead Instructor – Becoming A Better You After School Enrichment Program

Urban Capital Partners (UCP) is committed to providing quality, organized, and structured programs that will enhance the overall development of children and youth through the power of sports to: promote physical fitness, enhance social mobility, and educate young minds in an empowering learning environment. Urban Capital Partners, Becoming A Better You Program is a school-based, after school enrichment program that is aimed to narrow the achievement and opportunity gaps that exist in the urban core school system by extending the traditional learning day for underserved students living within targeted zones.

Essential Duties and Functions:

A lead instructor is responsible for the supervision and management of their after school classroom while supporting UCP goals and outcomes. The lead instructor will follow the program’s daily schedule, ensure the safety and physical well-being of the children, and maintain regular communication with their parents and the site coordinator. Additionally, a lead instructor is expected to provide input on the effectiveness of the program and scheduled activities. All suggestions and recommendations by the lead instructor must be made in writing and submitted to the site coordinator on campus.

Administrative

  • Follow assigned program schedule and curriculum objectives.
  • Meet weekly with partner instructors to review plans for following week.
  • Meet weekly or as needed with site coordinator to review and log lesson plans, and account for materials needed for the following week.
  • Keep accurate record of daily activities within the program schedule.
  • Provide input in writing.

Environment

  • Use pre-program time to plan long and short-range activities in accordance with curriculum objectives and program goals.
  • Provide for a safe and healthy surroundings.
  • Create activities that are supportive to different cultures and backgrounds.

Children

  • Ensure all children in the program are tracked according to UCP expectations.
  • Communicate the effectiveness of the program’s academic needs of the children assigned to you with the site coordinator.
  • Engage children that allows them to grow at their own abilities.
  • Support children in their emotional and physical growth.
  • Assist children in their academics (encourage literacy and math skills).

Parents

  • Maintain daily, open communication with parents.
  • Complete appropriate paperwork to assist with parent/instructor communication.
  • Communicate child concerns with the parents and site coordinator.

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • 21 years of age or older
  • A Bachelor’s degree in any field
  • CPR certified
  • Experience in classroom instruction

Reports To:

Site Coordinator

Hours:

Part-time, up to 15 hours each week 3:50pm – 6:20pm Monday through Friday during the school year.

Compensation:

Hourly rate will be based on qualifications and experience.

Site Coordinator – Becoming A Better You After School Enrichment Program

Urban Capital Partners (UCP) is committed to providing quality, organized, and structured programs that will enhance the overall development of children and youth through the power of sports to: promote physical fitness, enhance social mobility, and educate young minds in an empowering learning environment. Urban Capital Partners’, Becoming A Better You Program is a school-based, after school enrichment program that is aimed to narrow the achievement and opportunity gaps that exist in the urban core school system by extending the traditional learning day for underserved students living within targeted zones. 

Essential Duties and Functions:

The site coordinator is responsible for all aspects of the daily operation of assigned classrooms ensuring that each classroom functions at the highest quality standard while supporting UCP goals and outcomes. Working with the lead instructor, the site coordinator will oversee daily activities, monitor daily attendance in each classroom, ensure the safety and physical well-being of the children, maintain regular communication with parents and campus principal to ensure the Becoming A Better You Enrichment Program is effectively operating.

Administrative

  • Promote the values and mission of UCP in all interactions with children, parents, staff and school personnel.
  • Comply with all UCP policies, procedures, regulations and requirements.
  • Assist in the creation and monitoring of program budget.
  • Develop curriculum in support of UCP values and mission.
  • Participate actively with staff in the development and implementation of daily/monthly activity plans.
  • Maintain inventory of supplies and equipment.
  • Assist with the hiring of program staff.
  • Provide on-going supervision to lead instructors including scheduled evaluations.
  • Ensure that all staff is kept informed of communications regarding the school community and the planned interaction between the Becoming A Better You Program and the school campus.
  • Monitor daily attendance in each classroom and follow up on children who are absent.
  • Assist, monitor, and ensure complete compliance of all registration requirements for of all program members.
  • Collect and track registration fees of all program members.
  • Be responsible for the individual files of all program members.
  • Monitor relationships between program members and parents.
  • Ensure that in each classroom children are protected from any hazards that are a threat to their physical safety and emotional well-being.
  • Report any and all concerns regarding children, staff, parents or facility immediately to the Executive Manager of UCP.

Required Qualifications:

  • 21 years of age or older
  • High School diploma
  • CPR certified
  • Minimum of 9 months experience working with school age children

Reports To:

Executive Manager of UCP

Hours:

Part-time, up to 15 hours each week 3:20pm – 6:20pm Monday through Friday during school year.

Compensation:

Hourly rate will be based on qualifications and experience.

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