The Urban Improvement Corps was established in 1968 in an effort to address the growing educational disparities in the New Haven area, and it is one of the first organizations of the Afro-American Cultural Center. Today, the center is not only the home for more than 25 different organizations, but also, the main space for tutoring, mentoring, and programming for the UIC. The office of the Urban Improvement Corps resides in the lower level of the center, and as a “House” group, the UIC receives assistance and membership from many students that participate in these groups. The UIC has partnered with Dwight Hall at Yale; Consortium at the Yale School of Management; the Black Men's Union; the Yale African Students Association; the Black Student Alliance at Yale; the Yale Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers; and the National Association for the Advancement of Color People- Yale Chapter, NAACP.