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Celebrating How We Give Back
Publication Date
November 8th 2019

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Urban may be a national firm, but our staff and offices are rooted in their local communities. We don’t just “do well,” we “do good.” Our firm believes in actively maintaining the health and well-being of the neighborhoods in which we live and do business. We enjoy giving back to the places that mean something to us. As we look ahead toward our 60th anniversary, we want to recognize organizations we give back to. 


For the month of November, we will be tracking all of the “likes” “favorites” and “shares” on each #UR60N post on our FacebookInstagramLinkedIn, and Twitter pages that celebrate a nonprofit. We will donate $1 for each engagement to a pool that will be divided among these organization through donations or sponsorships at the end of the month, up to $2,000.


Our employees strive to improve their communities through the projects they work on and volunteering. Urban promotes service to our communities and our professions as a way to translate what we value into visible action. Here are a few types of ways we give back:


Mentoring programs:

Our staff partner with many organizations that promote the A/E/C industry to the next generation. Urban contributes financially and offers the use of our office space to help these programs continue to do good work. It is important to us to inspire the future. By supporting programs that promote STEM, we will also help increase the diversity in our industry.


Volunteering programs & sponsorships:

Our staff volunteers their time to organizations and events for causes that they support. Urban is proud to back them through sponsorships and other means. Raising awareness and giving back is a core belief at Urban.


Goodwill programs & efforts:

It is important to our firm and our staff to protect and enhance the environment. We have long been financial supporters of organizations like Independence Historical Trust, and have worked on many historical preservation projects. Urban employees have both worked and volunteered their time to protect our parks, among other conservation efforts.


Follow #UR60N on social media this month as we highlight some of the organizations that our firm and staff have been involved with. These posts demonstrate the ways Urban gives back. As we continue our journey to our 60th anniversary, we are excited to highlight the charitable causes and groups we support. Additional information about organizations we give back to can be found on our Community page.


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We have been longtime supporters of the ACE Mentor Program, whose mission is to enlighten high school students to pursue careers in the integrated construction industry through mentoring. Urban provides space for meetings, and created a local scholarship for the organization. Learn more about ACE here:

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Our firm has been proud to participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer's Association’s walk is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Learn more:

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Urban is proud to have helped raise awareness for volunteers for the Bethesda Project. The organization is committed to find and care for the abandoned poor and to be family with those who have none. Learn more:

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To help the Friends of the Wissahickon conserve the natural beauty and wildness of the Wissahickon Valley, staff from Urban volunteered to clear brush and plant trees and shrubs at Thomas Mansion on National Public Lands Day. Learn more about FOW: #LetsBeFriends

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Urban has been involved with the Future City Competition for many years, with staff volunteering their time to help out in various capacities. Future City is a project-based learning program where students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades imagine, research, design, and build cities of the future. Learn more:

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Urban has been proud to celebrate International Women's Day every March! The firm shares photos from staff from offices around the country recognizing the day, which honors the focal point in the movement for woman's rights. Learn more about it here: #BalanceforBetter

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March of Dimes is an organization that has meant a lot to many at Urban, and the number of volunteers and level of sponsorship the firm has committed to the cause shows that. In addition to participation in the March for Babies, Urban is proud to be a continuing sponsor of the annual Transportation, Building, & Construction Awards luncheon in Philadelphia. Learn more about March of Dimes here: #MarchofDimes

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. Urban’s Los Angeles office has been a supporter of the Ronald McDonald House Charities for many years, raising money around their annual holiday luncheon to contribute to the organization. Learn more about the charity here: #KeepingFamiliesClose

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Urban is proud to have provided mentorship and office tours through the Spark Program. The organization helps students in the middle grades discover who they can be today and in the future through its Career Exploration program that is facilitated through volunteer mentors. Learn more about Spark here:

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Urban enjoys engaging in Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day annually. Staff come up with activities to help explain what engineers do to the participating children. Learn more about the day by clicking here: