Milwaukee-based Urban Underground is a nonprofit dedicated to providing nationally recognized programming that builds civic capacity, resilience and leadership to Milwaukee’s youth and young adults.

Meet Urban Underground

Urban Underground was founded on a bold premise: that with the right support and opportunity, young people have what it takes to address the most pressing issues of our time. Since its founding in 2000, over 6,000 youth have applied to join Urban Underground and over 600 have successfully completed Urban Underground’s comprehensive life skills and leadership program. Urban Underground’s mission is to promote a new generation of young leaders committed to building safe and sustainable communities.

Get Involved With Urban Underground

A few ways to get involved today:

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Purchase an Urban Underground Shine a Light Poster!

To help celebrate our Shine a Light nonprofits, we’re offering exclusive posters from Milwaukee artists. A new design will be released each month! This month’s artwork was designed by local artist Chrishella Roche. Click below to purchase this special Hoan Bridge collector’s item today!

A percentage of the proceeds will be given in support of United Community Center and the featured artist, Chrishella Roche.