2015 Urban Initiatives holds the first Corporate Challenge Cup. The Corporate Challenge Cup is the third of UI's banner eventswhich also include Soccer Ball and Work to Play Cup. The Corporate Challenge Cup is Urban Initiatives’ opportunity to bring together all the incredible corporate citizens that support our students in a co-ed adult soccer tournament. Over 20 corporations compile their teams for a day of friendly competition, an all day DJ, team building opportunities, and the chance to take home the coveted title of Corporate Challenge Cup champion! Since 2015 this exciting event has raised over $300,000! 2015- CBRE won the first Corporate Challenge Cup 2016- Northwestern Mutual took home the trophy 2017- CBRE came back and triumphed again 2018- Balyasny Asset Management came out on top
2016 Initiatives becomes a Urban provider of the Community Schools Initiative program. Community Schools Initiative is a federally funded, out-ofschool-time program that seeks to bring resources like enrichment activities and extracurricular programs into schools. We serve as the lead partner organization for schools and coordinate the program. This program allows Urban Initiatives to touch all aspects of a school culture and climate. We categorize the Community Schools Initiative alongside Play with Potential in what we call our Culture & Climate programming because by impacting every student in a school community we can address the culture of a school as a whole.