Representation Matters. 


Why We Exist

Urban Ed Academy is committed to improving the quality of life in San Francisco’s communities of color by eliminating the achievement gap in education.

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Our Programs

No greater crisis exists in communities of color than the lack of resources intentionally invested toward our black and brown male scholars. Our young men are diagnosed with ADHD three times more than young women, and they lose five times the amount of educational hours due to disciplinary actions. Often times, these young men live in communities without male role models or a clear path for future prosperity. We are committed to increasing prosperity in communities of color in San Francisco by eliminating the achievement gap. 


SMART Saturdays

On a bi-weekly basis our students participate in creative and engaging educational programming, transforming them into eager learners ready to excel. Excitement and curiosity emerge under the guidance of culturally competent and caring teachers, mentors, and volunteers who maintain a positive, safe, and exciting learning environment.

Man The Bay

Aims to recruit, train, and retain male graduates of color from Historically Black Colleges and Universities to commit to becoming teachers in San Francisco. In July the inaugural cohort of four graduates from Delaware State University and Texas Southern University joined our team. These men will provide leadership at Malcolm X Academy and for our SMART Saturday programming. 

Malcolm X Academy

$2.2 million has been awarded to Urban Ed Academy, as a part of the new investment of $377 million from the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth, and their Families. This investment will increase the number of Beacon Community Schools from nine to 27. As a Beacon provider, UEA is committed to providing culturally competent educational supports, and culturally reflexive educators at Malcolm X and in the Bayview/ Hunter’s Point community.


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