URJ's Urban Mitzvah Corps (UMC) began in New Brunswick, NJ in 1970. For 50 years, over a thousand Mitzvah Corps teens have served as change agents both locally and abroad. Thanks to donations from our network of alumni, supporters and friends, our programs and their impact continue to grow. Donated funds sustain existing programs, support the development of new initiatives, and help to provide scholarships to teens for participation in Mitzvah Corps programs.