The Urban Assembly believes that demography should not determine a young person’s destiny and that a great public education is a basic human right. We strive to close the achievement gap by ensuring that 100% of our students graduate high school prepared to pursue their individual college and/or career pathway. Our strategic focus is to create and support high quality, effective middle and high schools for predominately low-income students, and to develop promising practices and innovative programs that will be disseminated throughout our family of schools and the field of public education at large.
Driven by our mission, The Urban Assembly has created a school support model that prioritizes innovation and efficient collaboration between Urban Assembly staff, principals, NYCDOE colleagues, and outside partners and supporters in order to meet the evolving needs of our students on their path to college and career success. Urban Assembly school support is comprised of collaborative teams that provide differentiated services to our 22 small, public middle and high schools.
We are steadfast in our resolve to respond to individual school needs, to innovate, and to hold ourselves accountable for an excellent education for each and every Urban Assembly student.
The Urban Assembly College Access and Success Team builds schools' capacity to develop structures and supports that ensure all students' post-secondary access and completion.
The Urban Assembly Academics and Leadership Team builds schools' capacity by strengthening educator and leadership practice in order to improve student outcomes.
The Urban Assembly Career Readiness Team builds schools' capacity to deliver high-quality, state- and industry-approved programs that provide students with academic and technical skills that prepare them to join and excel in the 21st century economy.
The Urban Assembly Social-Emotional Learning Team builds schools' capacity to ensure that all staff and students receive relevant training and instruction to develop competencies impacting students' mental health in order to achieve and sustain success in school, work, and life.
The Urban Assembly Program Operations and Data Team provides schools and Urban Assembly teams with the information and tools necessary to deliver targeted supports for student achievement.
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