Industry: Business & Professional Services Partnership: Urban Alliance Business Need: Diversity, Labor Costs, Recruiting & Efficiency

Artemis Real Estate Partners’ partnership with Urban Alliance allowed them to uphold their cultural values and integrate talent at every level, while also provide their employees with an opportunity to do well and do good by serving as mentors.

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"Change starts one person at a time. It is our responsibility as business leaders to be an asset in the communities where we live and work. We partner with organizations like Urban Alliance to provide exposure, training and mentoring opportunities to talented students traditionally under-represented in the real estate industry."
Deborah Harmon, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Artemis Real Estate Partners

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Headquartered in Washington, DC, Urban Alliance partners with businesses to provide youth in under-resourced communities a continuum of services that include: 1) professional, paid internships; 2) mentoring from an adult professional; 3) case management from a youth development expert; 4) training focused on college and career skills; and 5) alumni services support, all of which contribute to helping youth to successfully transition to adulthood while businesses have the opportunity to be actively engaged in skill-based volunteering as they supervise, encourage, and act as role models for youth.


Artemis Real Estate Partners (Artemis) was only 2-years old and had a total of 15 staff when it was looking to expand access to opportunity for high school students and increase diversity of thought within the company.


By partnering with Urban Alliance, Artemis was able to expand opportunity for young adults in its community and gain access to a cost-effective pipeline of talent. In addition to creating extra capacity throughout the office, the partnership allowed Artemis to increase diversity and create meaningful mentoring opportunities for its employees.


  1. Access to a cost-effective talent pipeline
  2. Reaffirm commitment to workforce diversity
  3. Increased employee engagement and reputation as community employer investing in a stronger local workforce


Source: Urban Alliance. Artemis Success Story. 2015.

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