Urban Experience Program (UEP)

The Urban Experience Program
4361 Wheeler St. Houston, Texas 77002

The Urban Experience Program (UEP) provides support to students with exceptional life challenges. Its mission is to expand opportunities for urban students and create partnerships with the private and public sector to benefit students.


  • Provide comprehensive support services
  • Develop public and private partnerships that will benefit students Services
  • Internships
  • Community service
  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Cultural enrichment activities
  • Academic success workshops
  • Career development activities
  • Personal development workshops

UEP is designed to simultaneously address the needs of the underrepresented student population and the changing dynamics of the American workforce. The program prepares students for the workforce by identifying ways for the students to combine educational opportunities with valuable internship experiences.

Participants are selected on the basis of their demonstrated or potential ability for campus leadership, community service, and academic achievement.

The selection process includes consideration of the following: an application, a personal essay, an interview, and the results of the completed FAFSA