Article and photos by Urban Alliance staff.

After college student Nathan Orr was matched to Urban Alliance through a collaboration with the Blue Hills Civic Association for a summer internship, the Urban Alliance staff learned one thing: he is never without a smile or a positive outlook on life. 

In fact, while Nathan contributed valuable input and assistance in UA’s Philanthropy department over the course of several weeks, including providing research and gathering pertinent data, his internship also provided an opportunity for him to identify a new passion for making a difference and set the stage for his career path.

“The most important and memorable lesson that I’ve learned is that we are all given skill sets and talents to help others,” shared Nathan. “Getting up every morning knowing that my work at UA would facilitate helping many people gave me a new found drive. UA epitomizes using determination and love to make Hartford a better place for us all.”

Please join us in thanking Nathan for his hard work and dedication to helping people achieve lasting change in their lives!