Meet Our Partners & Supporters

Meet Our Partners

Though UrbanTrekkers lies under the larger UrbanPromise umbrella, our experiential and expeditionary programming would not be possible without the following partner organizations:

Appalachian Mountain Club - Youth Opportunities Program

The mission of the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Youth Opportunities Program is to make the outdoors accessible and meaningful to urban and at-risk youth. The Club operates as a resource center for youth agencies throughout the Northeast, teaching youth workers the skills they need to independently take their youth outdoors.

American Littoral Society

The American Littoral Society promotes the study and conservation of marine life and habitat, protects the coast from harm, and empowers others to do the same.

Camden Shipyard and Maritime Museum

The Camden Shipyard and Maritime Museum, located at 1912 Broadway in Camden, New Jersey, is a new, family oriented, interactive, cultural, and educational facility that is being developed in a beautiful, historic (1881) church that was built using ballast stones brought from around the world in the holds of sailing ships. Situated in the historic district of Waterfront South in Camden, the aim of the Museum is to present a variety of programs and exhibitions related to local and regional maritime history and host a variety of recreational boating programs for children and their families.

The mission of New Jersey Conservation Foundation is to preserve  New Jersey’s land and natural resources for the benefit of all.


Trekkers is a non-profit, outdoor-based mentoring program that connects young people to caring adults through expeditionary learning, community service, and adventure-based education.


Meet Our Supporters

As part of a nonprofit organization, UrbanTrekkers relies on grants and related awards to help fund our activities. We are grateful to the following foundations that have committed to supporting our programs and operations:

The Horner Foundation

The Horner Foundation supports small- to mid-sized organizations in the communities where it operates to provide at-risk youth aged 12-18 with experiential learning opportunities.

The Wallace Research Foundation

The Wallace Research Foundation is a national philanthropy that seeks to improve education and enrichment for disadvantaged children. The foundation has a unique approach: funding projects to test innovative ideas for solving important social problems; conducting research to find out what works and what doesn’t and then filling key knowledge gaps; and communicating the results to help others.

Subaru of America Foundation

The Subaru of America Foundation was established in 1984 to support the communities where Subaru lives and works. Since then, more than $6 million has been awarded through grants, scholarships and matching employee gifts. Awarded programs vary, but primarily benefit children. The Foundation’s goal is to help “build the next generation of leaders.”

American Association of University Women

The American Association of University Women was established in 1881 to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Since then, more than $4.3 million has been awarded through grants and fellowships. AAUW supports Urban BoatWorks for its potential to advance STEM learning among our female students.