Founded 2013

UrbanPromise Charlotte


UrbanPromise Charlotte, since its inception in 2013, has worked to develop Charlotte’s children and youth into Christian leaders determined to restore their communities. Our vision is three-fold: Reach a Child, Raise a Leader, Restore Community.


UrbanPromise Charlotte reaches younger children through our AfterSchool Programs and Summer Camps and raises high school leaders who are employed as mentors and counselors in these programs. Our ultimate goal is to restore community as a new generation of young leaders affects social, economic, and spiritual revitalization in their neighborhoods and the city of Charlotte.

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Our Programs


Serving 350 Children and Youths 
annually since 
  • Our neighborhood-based programs serve the South Boulevard corridor in southwest Charlotte, the Ashley Park neighborhood in west Charlotte, and the east Charlotte community near Idlewild Road.


Serving 107 Youths  
annually since 
  • Offers year-round employment to Charlotte’s teenagers
  • StreetLeaders work as counselors, tutors, and mentors for children in our AfterSchool and Summer Camp Programs
  • StreetLeaders also receive extensive job training, tutoring, and college preparation to help them succeed in and outside of the program

Promise Coach Program

Serving 90 Youths  
annually since 
  • Pairs StreetLeaders with mentor leaders from the Charlotte community
  • Mentors provide guidance, feedback, and wisdom to facilitate the growth and development of StreetLeaders

Trekker Program

Serving 46  
annually since 
UrbanTrekkers is an extension of UrbanPromise’s StreetLeader Program. Trekker trips are designed to motivate students to learn from their outdoor experiences and carry that motivation back into their studies. Activities are designed to help develop students’ skills in teamwork, leadership, and decision-making

Alumni Support Program

Serving 130 High School Graduates 
annually since 2022
We are committed to helping our StreetLeader Alumni avoid the common pitfalls that first-generation college students often encounter. Our goal is to empower them to make a healthy transition through their first year of college, graduate, and obtain a meaningful first job!

Jimmy McQuilkin

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