Patrick Young, the Founder and CEO of Urban Tech Academy, is a game-changer in the lives of under-resourced youth in Chicago. In this compelling narrative, Patrick shares his journey from a school teacher facing unemployment to a tech advocate and disruptor of generational poverty.
Patrick’s personal story of breaking barriers to disrupt the cycle of poverty and uplift the community goes hand-in-hand with Urban Tech Academy’s mission of empowerment through tech-based opportunities. Urban Tech Academy’s commitment to creating transformative pathways for underserved youth is evident through Patrick’s story.
Urban Tech Academy empowers students to create value and solve problems through technology. As the technology sector booms across Chicago, Urban Tech Academy is committed to ensuring that low-income students benefit from that economic growth — offering tutoring, coaching, and internships to help them thrive.
Stand Together Foundation is committed to breaking the cycle of poverty in America by driving change from within communities. We are building a community of social entrepreneurs who believe in people, work from the bottom up, and unite with anyone to do right. Since 2016, we have committed $180 million and counting to fuel the innovation of nonprofits throughout the country to build stronger, safer communities where all people can learn, contribute, and realize their full potential. Our goal is to help nonprofit leaders maximize their impact to transform more lives out of poverty.