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 opportunity 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, and equitable middle and high schools, 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 23 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 Academics and Leadership Team builds schools' capacity by strengthening educator and leadership practice in order to impact student outcomes.
The Urban Assembly Alumni Success team is dedicated to supporting and mobilizing the UA alumni community to maximize our graduates’ postsecondary success as measured by program persistence and credential attainment.
The Urban Assembly Career Readiness Team builds schools' capacity to design and deliver high-quality career readiness and internship programming, and industry-aligned career pathways that provide students with the skills, experiences, and professional networks necessary to thrive in the 21st century economy.
The Urban Assembly Operations and Data Team provides schools and Urban Assembly teams with the information and tools necessary to deliver targeted supports for student success and to assess and share the impact of our collective work..
The Urban Assembly Postsecondary Access Team works to provides UA school staff with the knowledge and tools to help all UA students make informed decisions and successfully navigate their postsecondary lives.
The Urban Assembly Social-Emotional Learning Team builds schools' capacity to ensure that all staff and students in the UA network receive relevant experiences and purposeful instruction to develop the social emotional competencies that impact students’ success in school, work, and life.