Eastern University Offers Residential Urban Intern Program With UrbanPromise USA

St. Davids, PA, August 15, 2014:  Eastern University is pleased to announce the new Residential Urban Intern program with UrbanPromise USA.  Graduate students may live and serve at UrbanPromise in Camden, NJ, for a semester or a year, while taking master's level Urban Studies and Youth Development courses at Eastern University.  Opportunities for undergraduates and guest students are included. See complete details here.  

Dr. Kimberlee Johnson, Chair of the Urban Studies Department and Director, Center for Urban Youth Development, said, "This is an exciting opportunity to engage in urban youth ministry for 20 hours a week while continuing your studies. Caring, committed students apply classroom knowledge in a real-world setting where they help youth to achieve their full potential."

This new program is offered in partnership with UrbanPromise USA in Camden, NJ. It includes inexpensive housing for the semester and meals. A tuition discount for the Eastern University MA in Urban Studies degree program is available after successfully completing the internship. 

Mumia "Mo" Parham, Director of Strategic Alliances at Eastern University, said, "We welcome this opportunity to expand our relationship with UrbanPromise that has been in place for about 18 years."

Jodina Hicks, Executive Director of UrbanPromise and a graduate of Eastern University, said, "We are so excited about this opportunity. I know what a huge impact this type of experience had for me 25 years ago when I went to Eastern University. I can’t imagine where my life would be otherwise.  I’m excited both for our children and the Eastern students to engage in transformational ministry.  This partnership will have a direct tie to the number of children we can serve in after-school programs, the quality of relational ministry we can have, and so many other impacts yet to be seen." 

About Eastern University

Eastern is a Philadelphia Christian university that transforms its students' lives. It prepares and inspires them to go out and make a difference in their communities and the world. All education at Eastern is rooted in its core values of faith, reason and justice. The main campus is located at 1300 Eagle Road in St. Davids, PA. Eastern enrolls about 4,300 students in its undergraduate, graduate, Seminary, professional, urban, doctoral and international programs. Learn more about Eastern University

About UrbanPromise USA

Since 1988, the mission at UrbanPromise has been to equip Camden's children and young adults with the skills necessary for academic achievement, life management, spiritual growth, and Christian leadership. We strive to fulfill this mission through after-school programs, summer camps, two schools, experiential learning, job training, and a host of other programs that challenge youth to develop and realize their potential. Learn more about UrbanPromise USA.

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