Urban Ventures Project (UVP)
The Urban Ventures Project (UVP) was founded in the Fall of 2008 as the pro bono arm of Penn Law’s Urban Law Forum, a student group dedicated to improving quality of life for low-income individuals and families in urban communities.
The rationale behind UVP is to provide under-served youth in the Philadelphia area with an opportunity to have a positive impact on economic development in their communities. The focus is on entrepreneurship as a means to create individual economic stability that will lead to more stabilized urban communities in the long run. UVP is a bottom up approach to economic development as it attempts to empower under-served youth with tools to become economically self-sufficient.