Inclusive + Innovative + Impactful
As the only neighborhood technology and entrepreneurship incubator in New England for urban youth and their families, we are proudly a multi-cultural, youth-centered and expert-led nonprofit organization.
We engage, equip and empower curious, creative, and talented underserved and under-represetend urban youth. and prepare them for success in business as employees, entrepreneurs or both.
Youth + Entrepreneurship = Success
We firmly believe youth are an untapped community asset and that entrepreneurship is an effective way to engage and educate them for a career in business as employees, entrepreneurs or both!
Our award-winning programs give youth a voice and a platform to be young movers, shakers and leaders. All programs are open to middle-school and high-school youth and the families that support them.
Our journey began in 2003!
Originally founded as the Urban Reach Institute for Student Enterprises nearly 20 years ago, we are now just 'Urise,' a nonprofit youth development organization headquartered in North Hartford.
Under the leadership of our founder, Alice Margie Turner, our dedicated board members, alumni and volunteers, our Vision and Mission still stands and our impact is greater than ever.
Our goal in 2020 is to relocate to an inlusive neighborhood learning lab and innovation incubator in North Hartford where youth, young adults and their families can get guidance and support to make their dreams come true.
Located in North Hartford's Promise Zone, our community technology and enterprise center will allow us to further our Mission of providing a creative, cultural, and family-friendly innovation space for North Hartford and beyond.