URBAN ED ACADEMY
Vision + Mission
For every student in San Francisco to have one male teacher of color before sixth grade.
Urban Ed Academy leverages community partnerships in education to drive culturally reflective experiences for students of color in schools as a means of closing the opportunity gap.
Founded in 2010, Urban Ed Academy uses hands-on, interactive, and culturally relevant approaches to ensure students gain an understanding of themselves, the world around them, and how it applies to various academic and social settings. All academic courses--including math, electronics, and coding--are project-based and interdisciplinary to enhance the ability of students to see how traditional academic content is used in their everyday life. In addition, recreational and social development activities provide opportunities for students to interact with local mentors and enable them to see themselves in the future.