urban university Founder and Executive Director
In 1998, Tracey Weaver launched urban university (uu) to “improve the socioeconomic status of impoverished individuals.” uu’s first collaboration and launching project, was the Legal Employment Action Program (LEAP), an award-winning welfare-to-work program by the Bar Association of San Francisco that helped more than 125 women and men transition from welfare to work. The urban university was the soft skills and case management component of the initiative.
Today, uu has expanded from a $40,000 budget to a $300,000 budget with operations that include the urban furniture & boutique resale store, and Single Moms at Work, on-the-job training for single mothers transitioning from public assistance. Over the past 20 years, uu has served more than 2,000 low-income individuals by delivering workforce development training programs, operating social enterprises and providing housing.
Farm-to-Table Dinner Keynote Speaker, Friday, March 8, 6:00 – 9:00 pm